This section contains the documentation required by applicants and grant holders. All the guidance documents, forms and templates can be found here and all the documentation and guidance to help with content creation can be found in the Resources and Training section. All EAP projects must adhere to the standard processes and grant holders must use current forms, regardless of when the project began.
The Endangered Archives Programme offers approximately 30 grants each year to enable researchers to identify and preserve culturally important archives through digitisation. The Programme offers the following types of grant. They are awarded in May/June and normally expected to start in August/September each year.
- Pilot projects can either involve investigating the potential for a major project through a survey, or they may be small digitisation projects. Maximum duration: 12 months. Budget limit: £15,000.
- Major projects are intended for digitisation and cataloguing of a collection or collections. This type of grant may involve preservation necessary for digitisation, and may also relocate the material to a more secure location/institution within the country. Maximum duration: 24 months. Budget limit: £60,000.
- Area projects are similar to major projects, but larger in scale and ambition. Applicants must demonstrate a successful track record of archival preservation work and be associated with an institution that has the capacity to facilitate a large-scale project. We will will award a maximum of two area grants in each funding round. Potential applicants must contact the EAP office before submitting an application for an area grant. Maximum duration: 24 months. Budget limit: £150,000.