- Fundraising strategy
- Public sources and lottery
- Private sources
- Generating income
- Current funding opportunities
- Cataloguing Grants Programme
Current funding opportunities
This section is designed to highlight newly announced funding opportunities, upcoming closing dates for grants programmes and news related to fundraising. Archives services are strongly advised to look at the section on Developing a Fundraising Strategy before considering whether to apply for any of the sources listed below.
Code of Fundraising Practice
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has launched a new, single Code of Fundraising Practice.
Heritage Lottery Fund's new First World War small grants programme
An additional fund of £6million is available to enable young people working in their communities to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War.
The programme will run over six years from 2013 and forms part of the Government's Centenary programme. You can find out more on the HLF website.
National Manuscripts Conservation Trust
See National Manuscript Conservation Trust website for more information on applications.
Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund
Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, focuses on time-limited collections work outside the scope of a museum's core resources and might be relevant to supporting better use of archives held in museums. For more information see the Museums Association website.
Heritage Lottery Fund general programmes
HLF will be launching new programmes for 2013. Please check the HLF website for details of the final application dates in your area under the current programmes below:
- Sharing Heritage (£3k to £10k)
- Our Heritage (£3k to £100k)
- Heritage Grants (over £100k)
- Young Roots (£3k to £50k)
Find more information about projects which recently received lottery grants.
For information about programmes from 2013-18 see the Heritage Lottery Fund Strategic Framework.
Encouraging legacy giving
Find out more about the Legacy10 campaign, aiming to increase the number of people leaving money to charitable causes in their will.
Digital R & D Fund for the Arts
Ongoing programme with applications accepted until 30 December 2013
The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between the Arts Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta. This is open to organisations in England, running an arts project in England.
One of the themes of the fund is 'Data and archives' - making archives, collections and other data more widely available to other arts organisations and the general public.
Programme information is available on a dedicated website, Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
Capital Funding Call for Digital Transformations in Community research Co-Production in the Arts and Humanities
A new grant opportunity from the AHRC offering an opportunity for local communities to work with researchers to explore new research opportunities with a key focus of creating new projects leading to a new, or significantly enhanced, research-based asset of enduring value for communities and for future research.