Does your institution hold material relating to Jewish heritage and culture? Do you need help to ensure these collections are properly managed and made accessible to diverse audiences?
This funding provides support to institutions and organisations across Europe to help conserve, organise and protect collections relating to Jews, Judaism and Jewish history and culture ensuring they are properly looked after and accessible.
This may include the following activities:
The material contained in these collections may include objects, manuscripts, documents, all forms of printed and visual material, audio, film and video recordings.
We welcome applications from a variety of organisations including museums, universities, public, private and institutional libraries and archives, heritage organisations and cultural institutions as well as not-for profits and other professional organisations that have acquired or generated a collection.
Before beginning your application, please read the Application Guidance below or download it as a PDF. You can also download a sample application form and technical guidance for help creating an online account, starting and submitting your application.
This is a two-stage application process. The first-stage must be submitted by Friday 17 February 2023. If you are invited to submit a second-stage application this is due by Tuesday 18 April 2023.
The maximum level of funding that will be considered is for requests up to £75,000 per year for up to 3 years (maximum total of £225,000 over 3 years). Funding for this category averages between £20,000 – £50,000 per year.
We only fund up to 70% of the project budget and you will need to find at least 30% of the cost of the project from other funding sources, including financial commitments from your own institution such as internal funding (see in-kind contributions below).
Applications requesting more than 70% of the total project budget will be rejected.
In-kind contributions include any materials, goods, services or facilities that you would otherwise have to pay for but that are being provided free of charge or at a reduced rate. This may include:
Staff costs which must be paid for at some point by your organisation are not in-kind contributions. These must be identified and allocated as costs in your expenditure. This may include:
In-kind contributions must be accounted for in both the Expense Items and Income Sources sections of your budget.
Please provide an explanation of your in-kind contributions in the Budget Explanation section. Please also include a breakdown of salaries which have been included as allocated costs.
We support applications for project-related costs.
We do not fund building projects and grants are not available for the acquisition of objects or to commission artworks.
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 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, and we will require proof of its charitable status. This includes organisations which are either not-for-profit or publicly funded e.g., state or private libraries, archives, museums, research institutes, universities, cultural centres or non-profit organisations. For more information, please consult the UK’s Charity Commission website and its list of Charitable Purposes.
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.
The strength of your application will be assessed based on the answers to the following questions:
Not all supporting documentation will be required for the first-stage so please check the application form. Please make sure you have submitted all the required documentation 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 or full 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.
This is a two-stage application process. The first-stage application must be submitted by the deadline above.
If you are successful, you should expect notification via email two weeks later inviting you to submit a second-stage application due by the deadline above. If you are unsuccessful, you will also be notified via email at the same time. An invitation to submit a second stage application form does not guarantee funding.
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.
For guidance on starting and completing an application as well as our requirements for ensuring safeguarding and open access, please visit our website.
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:
For any other information including technical support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add the following emails to your contacts/safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding your application and grant notification: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Please make sure you submit your application by the appropriate deadline date which you can find here.