BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

BAC is excited to announce this year’s cataloguing grant for business archives.  This year a single award of £5,000 is available.  

The aim of this grant is to fund the cataloguing of a business archive collection(s) in either the private or public sector, and to:

  • provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives
  • reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have academic, socio-historical and wider value
  • create opportunities for archivists, paraprofessionals and volunteers to gain experience in cataloguing business collections
  • make more business collections accessible

Criteria for the grant and how to apply is available in the guidance notes below.  Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.  Please note that the BAC will not award a grant to the same institution within three years.  The decision on the award of the grant will be made by a Cataloguing Grant Panel established by BAC which consists of two executive committee members and one non-executive member.  Panel members will not judge applications where they have a research or employment affiliation.

The Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives (2024) opens on 8 April 2024, with the deadline for applications being 4pm on Friday 21 June.

Any questions should be addressed to James Mortlock, Grant Administrator, 

Download the application form here.

Download the guidance notes here.

Previous winners of the grant

2023 - Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS)

2022 - Arts University Bournemouth

2021 - FHALMA

2020 - West Sussex Records Office

2019 - Northern Ballet

2018 - Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust

2017 - British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT)

2016 - Lancashire Archives

2015 - University of Manchester Library

2014 - Gloucestershire Archives

2013 - West Sussex Record Office

2012 - Durham County Record Office

2011 - Norfolk Record Office

2010 - Dorset History Centre and The National Railway Museum