In support of the National Strategy for Business Archives, the Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that it is once again offering a cataloguing grant for business collections. The grant this year is for £3000.
The aims of the grant, in funding the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, are to;
• Provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives
• Reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
• Create opportunities for archivists or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing business collections
• Make more business collections accessible
We envisage that the grant of £3000 is used over the equivalent of a six-week period to fund an archive intern or temporary staff member (under professional supervision) to catalogue a discrete collection of business records. This can either be a detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue of a more substantial collection. Grant recipients should provide the BAC with a final report and catalogue, and the catalogue should be made available to The National Archives’ DISCOVERY database.
Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. Please note that the BAC would not normally award a grant to the same institution within three years.
The Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives (2016) deadline for applications is 26th June 2016. For more information criteria and application form see the BAC’s website at http://www.businessarchivescouncil.org.uk/activitiesobjectives/catgrant/.
Any questions about the grant should be addressed to Adam Hillhouse, Administrator, Business Archives Council Cataloguing Grants (2016) at:
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