The PRISM Fund is open for applications

The PRISM Fund 2014/15 is now open for applications. The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund awards grants towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry, and related fields.

The PRISM Fund can offer grants of up to £20,000, or 90% of the total project costs. Applications can be submitted at any time of the year, and will be assessed subject to budgetary constraints. A decision is usually given within two months of receiving an application. Decisions are made by the Arts Council using established criteria together with the advice of expert assessors (normally from national institutions).

The fund is administered by Arts Council England and covers England and Wales. A parallel fund for the purchase of objects relating to the arts, literature and history is administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Corresponding schemes are administered in Scotland and Northern Ireland by National Museums of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Museums Council respectively.

There is more information at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/prism/#sthash.Ll0jJUiV.dpuf

AIM also provides grants for remedial and preventative conservation for its members, through funds donated by the Pilgrim Trust. All types of objects are eligible. For more information visit the AIM Website.

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