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NCS Conservation Grants Fund launched

The National Conservation Service (NCS) has announced the launch of the NCS Conservation Grants Fund. The Fund is made possible by the annual corporate donations of our Business Member Partners, currently Jamie Briggs Removals Ltd and Arcade-UK Ltd, plus a single donation from the Dyson Trust.
The Fund is intended to offer small grants (typically £500 to £1000 is envisaged) for a range of purposes. These are set on on the NCS website - please go to http://ncs.org.uk/ncsgrantfund.php Grants are available to public, charitable and private archives, libraries and museums, where the collection or parts of it are made available for public research in some form and through whatever means the collecting institution chooses. Examples of private institutions would include historic house and estate archives and membership owned institutes. Public institutions include Universities, local authority archives and museums and local history libraries.
NCS has teamed up with the charity fund-raising support organisation CharityCheckout to provide a means of donating to the Fund. In addition, NCS has set up a mechanism by which private individuals or 'friends' organisations, local societies and others can seek to raise funds to carry out a conservation project on items, held by an archive or similar institution, which are not currently in a fit state to be accessed and which the archivist or custodian has given approval for fund-raising to go ahead.
The terms of the Grants Fund and a simple form for applications to receive a grant can be found on the website.
If you have any questions about the elements of the Grant Fund, please email Chris Woods: accreditation@ncs.org.uk