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 5 July.

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