Records at Risk Grants

The Records at Risk Fund provides support for urgent interventions to save physical and digital records facing immediate peril across the UK. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

The Records at Risk Fund is administratively and financially supported by The National Archives, the Archives and Records Association and the British Records Association. This funding is a response to the increased risks of vulnerable collections being lost or dispersed in the wake of the pandemic and builds on our experience of delivering the COVID-19 Archives Fund in 2020 and Records at Risk funding in 2021/22. You can also watch our Risk and Resilience webinar which was launched on 7 December.

About Records at Risk Grants

The National Archives is launching a rolling programme of Records at Risk grants, designed to provide support for urgent, short-notice interventions to save historic records, in both physical and digital formats, that face immediate peril.

Application process and assessment criteria

To apply, please download and complete this application form and send via email to The National Archives Grant and Funding Office archivegrants@nationalarchives.


The records at risk must pass the following eligibility tests:  The records face substantial risk concerning their long-term survival through an immediate risk, or as a result of a prolonged period of neglect; or in the absence of sufficient information to make informed decisions about their future management and retention.