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TWA Digitisation Grant 2017 – Applications closed

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So after almost six weeks and 284 cultural heritage organisations and institutions downloading our funding application form, this year’s TWA Digitisation Grant closed at midnight on Friday 7th July. We received over 100 applications this year, from all manner of UK archives, special collections libraries and museums looking to digitise […]

Funding: TWA cultural heritage Digitisation Grant 2017 now open

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We launched the TWA Digitisation Grant last year, as a way to contribute to the heritage sector and to support UK cultural heritage institutions that wanted to digitise their archive collections, but were unable to due to funding barriers. Following incredibly positive feedback for last year’s grant and a whole […]

Crowdfunding cultural heritage digitisation: the Peter Mackay archive project

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At a time when heritage budgets are being stretched and competition for grants and awards is fierce, crowdfunding provides an additional alternative way of obtaining support for cataloguing and digitising your collections. At Stirling University Archives, between November 2016 and January 2017 we were able to raise £8100 via crowdfunding […]

5 Most popular Archives and Digitisation blog posts of 2016

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We published 26 fresh blog posts during 2016 exploring all things archives, heritage and digitisation. The diverse topics covered included everything from advice on putting together HLF funding applications, to using Instagram to promote your collections and how to digitise oversize archive items. Not to mention guest posts from archivists, […]

Announcing the winners: TWA Digitisation Grant 2016

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When we launched our first ever TWA Digitisation Grant this year we had no idea what a huge response we would receive. We knew that lack of digitisation funding was one of the major challenges preventing archives, museums, galleries and special collections libraries from digitising their collections and making them […]

TWA Digitisation Grant 2016 – Applications Closed

And so the applications deadline for the first ever TWA Digitisation Grant has now passed… The response to this grant has been phenomenal – with bids from over 80 of the most prestigious archives, museums, special collections libraries and galleries being submitted. Each and every one promised a fascinating and […]

TWA Digitisation Grant 2016 launched

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This month marks the launch of our brand new TWA Digitisation Grant, a chance for you to get a helping hand in making that digitisation project you’ve had in mind a reality. Grant awards up to £4000 available The new fund will award grants of up to £4000 to archives, […]

Getting stakeholder Buy-in for your digitisation project

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Archive digitisation projects can require a lot of resources – staff/volunteers, equipment, time, and of course financial resources. This is particularly true if you choose to carry out your project entirely in-house, but also to a lesser extent even if you partner with an external digitisation provider. So whichever way […]

TWA Digitisation Funding Grant 2016

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This year we are launching a funding stream to support archives and other heritage organisations in digitising their collections. Local authority archives, business archives, museums, galleries and libraries in the UK will all be eligible to apply for the grant funding. Details of the grant scheme and the application process […]

Developing a successful HLF funding bid for your archive project: Essential tips

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funds a vast array of projects. I’m exceedingly lucky as an HLF appointed Expert Advisor for Community and Learning, as I get to work on projects that are as diverse as the redevelopment of the National Maritime Museum and the development and delivery of the […]