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WW1 Army Heritage Award Launching To Help Digitise Collections And Open Up Access

A new funding award launching in April 2017 will provide grants of up to £10,000 for UK-based military heritage institutions to digitise their World War One collections and make them accessible online.  The fund will be open to applications from regimental and corps museums, archives, and other organisations preserving army heritage collections focussed around WW1.

The aim of the fund is to contribute to marking the centenary of the First World War and to support army heritage institutions at a time when funding for digitisation is scarce. Two primary funding grants will be offered. The Digitisation Award, offering £2500 to support the digitisation of WW1 materials; and the Access Award, which will provide up to £10,000 to support the creation of a digital archive website and discovery portal to open up access to digitised military heritage.

In addition, each institution that applies to receive the Army Heritage Award will be eligible to claim £500 of match funding towards digitising its WW1 collections. The fund launches 3rd April and will be open for applications until 28th April 2017.  More information about the funding on offer can be found at: https://www.townswebarchiving.com/ww1-heritage-digitisation-funding-interest/


The Textile Society Museum, Archive And Conservation Award 2017

The Textile Society offers an annual bursary award of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector in the UK. The Award is designed to support textile related projects within a museum, archive, or conservation studio for exhibition, publication or conservation that will help achieve greater awareness and access for the public. Deadline for applications 1 June 2017. To apply or for more information visit: The Textile Society Museum, Archive and Conservation Award 2017


Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund

The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales. Preference is likely to be given to local organisations based near a Greggs shop. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects or for providing equipment for ‘a community of interest’. This refers to people who are: Disabled or suffering chronic illness, living in poverty, Voluntary carers, homeless, isolated older people or living with other demonstrable significant needs. The deadline for round two applications is 24 June 2017.

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