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Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Grants for conservation of manuscripts – deadline 1st October 2015

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.  Since 1990, The Trust's grants have helped to make previously inaccessible collections available for study and research.

The next deadline for the submission of applications is 1st October 2015 and the results will be announced in early December.

The Trust welcomes grant applications from non-national institutions such as county record offices, museums, university archives or Special Collections sections, Cathedral archives and libraries, as well as owners of manuscripts that are owned by a charitable trust.

Their grants can cover conservation, binding and other preservation measures, including digitisation (providing it is part of a wider conservation project).

The significance of the collection that is the subject of a grant application and also detailed of the proposed conservation treatment carefully reviewed by Trustees when making their decisions.  The National Archives provides an expert opinion on all application and this informs the Trustees’ considerations.

Applications must be submitted on The Trust's application form, which can be downloaded from For queries, please contact Mrs Nell Hoare, who manages the Trust at