This grant supports projects in various areas of collection management, such as conservation and preservation, inventory and cataloguing, research and documentation.
Grants are not available for the acquisition of objects or to commission artworks.
Grants may support the conservation and/or preservation of individual objects or groups of objects through:
Grants are available to update and develop more efficient collection databases including:
We recognise the vast differences between big and small museums, and we encourage museums with limited staff and resources to propose projects within their capacity.
As part of the application process, museums will be expected to demonstrate that they have consulted with recognised experts who have confirmed the importance and relevance of the material, that the preservation project has a long-term justification, and that the museum has the technical skills and professional staff to conduct this process, or that it will hire professionals.
Before beginning your application, please read the Application Guidance below or download it as a PDF.
Some applicants might have issues downloading the budget form within the application – please download a copy and save to your desktop from here.
Please check our closing dates for further information.
The maximum level of support that will be considered is for funding requests up to £75,000 per year, and our maximum length of support is generally 3 years (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; applications requesting this level of support 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 in-kind contributions (see below) and other forms of financial commitment.
We prioritise applications for funding of project-related costs rather than infrastructure (e.g. capital or operational costs of any institutions).
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.
In-kind contributions can total up to 15% of the project budget and may include:
In-kind costs must be included in the Expense Items and Income Sources sections of the budget. Please provide an explanation of your ‘in-kind’ costs in the Budget Explanation section including a breakdown of salaries.
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 and includes organisations which are either not-for-profit or publicly funded eg. 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.
Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment, where people are respected and valued. We expect those we work with and support to do the same. Organisations should actively prevent harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect in the workplace and everyone in the organisation must play an active role in ensuring a duty of care to staff members, volunteers, participants and donors.
Specifically, we expect all grantees to:
You can find further information on safeguarding here:
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 try to 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.
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 add the following emails to your contacts/safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding your application and grant notification: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Dr Brigitte Sion (email@example.com)
For any other information including technical support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure you submit your application by the deadline date which you can find here.