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TWA Digitisation Grant 2018 applications close

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Yesterday was the final day for UK cultural heritage institutions to submit their applications for the TWA Digitisation Grant and applications for the 2018 Grant are now officially closed. Following the trend of previous years, we have received bids on behalf of some great digitisation and access projects, from a […]

TWA Digitisation Grant 2018: Open for applications!

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The TWA Digitisation Grant has returned for it’s third year and is now open for applications from UK archives, museums and libraries looking to digitise their cultural heritage collections. Funding of up to £5000 to digitise heritage collections The TWA Grant has provided over £12,000 worth of digitisation funding to […]

Guide: Sources of Funding for heritage digitisation projects

Funding for Digitisation projects

“The most significant barrier to digitisation [is] …lack of funding. Put simply, digitisation cannot happen without significant financial support, usually from an external body.” JISC Digitisation in the UK report, 2005. Even though the quote above is from a research report produced by JISC over nine years ago, lack of […]

[Video] Digitisation Grant 2017 winners announced!

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  After 49 days since launch and 110 applications later, today we announced the winners of the TWA Digitisation Grant 2017! You can watch the live video announcement of the winners above. Massive congratulations to our two deserving winners! You can read more about the two winning projects and institutions […]

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 […]