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TWA Digitisation Grant 2016

We know that limited funding for cultural heritage digitisation projects is one of the primary barriers that UK heritage institutions face when attempting to digitise and digitally preserve their collections.

What level of funding is available?

There are two grants available:

  • Primary Digitisation Grant £4000
  • Secondary Digitisation Grant £1000

The Primary Grant will be awarded to the winning institution/organisation as selected by our judging panel (see below for details of judging process), whilst the Secondary Grant will be awarded to the closest “runner up”.

How can the Grant funding be used?

TWA Grant funding can be used for any UK-based digitisation project, excluding digitising 3D and audio-visual materials. For full details of how the funding may be used read our What we fund guide.

The Grant funding will be provided in the form of TownsWeb Archiving services: including digitisation, metadata transcription, optical character recognition, website design and/or digital asset management software.

How the funding is allocated between these services is entirely up to the applicant, however the project must include digitisation of some sort to be eligible.

Who is eligible to apply for the Digitisation Grant?

The TWA Digitisation Grant is open to applications from all UK:

  • Public & private Archives
  • Business/corporate Archives
  • Public & private Libraries
  • Museums
  • Galleries

For full details of who is and isn’t eligible to apply take a look at our Who is eligible page.

Judging criteria

Our judging panel will assess each application and score it across three primary areas:

  • Heritage need
  • Social impact
  • Research impact

Further guidance on what the judges are looking at across each of these areas is provided within the Grant Application Form.

Closing date – 31st August 2016

Click below to find out how to apply and download our Grant application form. All applications must be submitted by 31st August 2016 and winners will be announced on 19th September.