BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

Announcing the 2022 Business Archives Council cataloguing grant

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 will be published on the BAC website in due course.  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 (2022) will open on 11 April 2022 with the deadline for applications being Friday 24 June.  Further information including guidance notes will be made available on BAC’s website. 

The application form can be found here. Guidance notes for the application can be found here.

Any questions should be addressed to Natalie Attwood, Grant Administrator, natalie.attwood@rothschildandco.com 

Previous winners of the grant

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