Grants from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

As featured in the February AIM E-news, the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust is offering grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives, making previously inaccessible collections available for study and research.

The next deadline for applications is 1 April 2014. Results from the 1st April deadline will be announced in July. The following deadline will be 1 October.  The grants, which have been available since 1990, can cover conservation, binding and other preservation measures, including digitisation (providing it is part of a wider conservation project).  Previous grant recipients include Wisbech Museum and Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Societies, as well as universities and county records offices. Grants are not normally for less than £1000 and can cover up to 90% of the costs. Items must be of national significance.

Further information and the application form can be found at  For further information contact Mrs Nell Hoare, who manages the trust, either via the website or at

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