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Grant Opportunity | TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant 2024

Deadline to apply: Friday 26 July 2024, 23:59 BST
Award: 3 x funding grants of £3,000 and up to £1,000 in match funding for all other eligible applicants*

We are pleased to announce that the TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant is open for 2024. This grant provides organisations with software services and funding to assist with digitising collections.

Funding will be provided in the form of TownsWeb Archiving’s digitisation and software services of equivalent value. Funding covers the digitisation of:

Bound Volume Collections

  • Diaries & Minute Books
  • Journals & Magazine
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Photograph Albums & Scrapbooks
  • Published Books & Thesis
  • Registers & Personal Records

Archive Collections

  • Index Cards
  • Report & Letters (Loose Items)
  • Rolls & Parchment

Photograph Collections

  • 35mm Slides & Film Strips
  • Glass Plates & Lantern Slides
  • Negatives & Transparencies
  • Photographs

Part of the grant may be used to fund:

  • Transcription of metadata
  • OCR (optical character recognition) data capture

Winners will be announced live at the ARA Annual Conference and via livestream on Thursday 29 August 2024.

For more information on eligibility, and to apply, visit the TownsWeb Archiving website.

*£500 will be added to the Match Funding pot for each eligible application received and up to £1,000 can be claimed per applicant. Match funding will be provided on a first come, first served basis and the match funding pot will be closed on Friday 11 October 2024.