Support is available for the creation of an accurate inventory and catalogue of a collection.
Our grants will cover the following activities:
Collections eligible for these grants can include: manuscripts, documents, all forms of printed materials, audio, film and video recording.
Digitisation can be included as part of these projects as long as the need for digitising can be clearly explained.
We welcome applications from a variety of institutions including public and private libraries, as well as public, institutional and private archives.
Before beginning your application, please read the Application Guidance below or download it as a PDF.
Please check our closing dates for further information.
Most grants in this programme are between £15,000 – £40,000 per year and our maximum length of support is generally 3 years. The maximum funding would be £75,000 per year for a project (maximum total of £225,000 for 3 years).
We usually only fund up to 70% of the project budget and would require matched funding of at least 30% of the cost of the project. In rare cases, we will fund a more significant proportion of the costs. We are very unlikely to fund 100% of a project and applications requesting this are likely to be rejected.
We favour proposals that include multiple funding sources, as well as clear evidence of institutional commitment to the initiative in the form of gifts in kind and other forms of financial commitment.
We prioritise applications for funding of project-related costs including:
We support a wide variety of projects at different stages of development, including stand-alone initiatives and new aspects of an existing project. However, we do not fund retroactively. This means we will not consider a request for funding for an activity that has already happened or is scheduled to happen while the application for funding is being considered.
We welcome applications from any organisation or institutions based in Europe, EU and non-EU states alike, except for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
The organisation’s activities must be deemed charitable under UK charity law. This includes organisations which are either not-for-profit or publicly funded e.g., state or private libraries, archives, museums, research institutes, or universities. For more information, please consult the UK’s Charity Commission website and its list of Charitable Purposes.
The strength of your application will be assessed based on the answers to the following questions:
Please make sure you have submitted the following with your application. If it is not included, your application cannot be considered.
If your application is approved, you will need to submit further supporting documentation once you receive your Grant Letter and Agreement.
Translations: For documents not originally written in English please include an English translation. This does not need to be an official translation, but it must be clear and accurate. Documents in a language other than English that are not accompanied by an English translation will not be processed.
Financial summaries: If financial documents are very long, please provide a translation summarising the main income and expenditure included in your financial statements and organisational budget. This document should be no longer than 10 pages.
Please upload your translated/summarised document against the same upload title you use for the original document. This means you may have two documents saved under each upload title.
Your organisation must provide proof of its charitable status or status as a not-for-profit or publicly funded organisation. This may be a UK charity number where applicable, or a copy of the relevant portion of the organisation’s statutes, confirming its non-profit, charitable or public (government-funded) status.
If you are in the process of obtaining charitable status, please be aware that no payments will be made to your organisation until you have achieved this status. Additionally, if your organisation is awarded a grant but fails to secure charitable status within 3 months of having been notified of the award, the grant will be cancelled.
Open Access is a fundamental part of our mission to increase access to European Jewish heritage and culture. Any project that receives funding from the Foundation must ensure the material catalogued, conserved, preserved, or digitised is freely accessible to the public.
Applications can only be submitted via our online application process. We do not accept applications by mail or email.
Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of the grant category page to begin your application.
The first time you log in, you will need to create an account with an email and a password. Please keep a note of your login information as you will need it to access your application form on future visits.
Once you have set up your online account you will be taken directly to the application form.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all communications from our online application system.
When completing the application form, make sure to switch your web browser language settings to English if necessary.
You should expect notification via email letting you know whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful. For Spring grant rounds you will receive confirmation in late July or early August. For Autumn grant rounds you will receive confirmation in early January.
If your application is approved, you will receive an official Grant Offer Letter together with an Award Agreement which you will need to e-sign and return with the necessary supporting documentation.
Please ensure you add email@example.com to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice as you prepare your application.
For queries relating to this grant category please contact: Rebecca Singer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For any other information including technical support please contact email@example.com
Please make sure you submit your application by the deadline date which you can find here.