I am delighted to announce the launch today of Archives Revealed in partnership with The Pilgrim Trust. This is a brand new funding programme, with £200,000 per year over three years, building on the success of the National Cataloguing Grants Programme.
We all know the value of archives – they engage communities, create new knowledge and hold governments to account. However, for archives to be used, and useful, they must be discoverable to those who want to use them. It is only then that these bundles of papers and series’ of bytes become rich sources of ideas, stories, evidence and memories.
Archives Revealed offers two types of grants. Larger grants of up to £40,000 will support projects that will improve access to important collections. Smaller scoping grants of up to £3,000 will be available to help plan future cataloguing projects. This will allow a broader range of archives to move more quickly towards cataloguing their material.
We are delighted that The Pilgrim Trust have renewed their commitment to supporting this work for the next three years. Archives Revealed will open up even more of our rich documentary heritage. For more information, go to www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/archives-revealed/