National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Grants are available towards the cost of repair, binding and conservation and preservation of manuscripts

Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has awarded grants of nearly £3.5m which have enabled the conservation of hundreds of musical, literary, architectural and other vital historical documents that would otherwise have been lost or faced an uncertain future. 

They welcome applications from non national archives and record offices, as well as specialist libraries, universities and museums. They have two grant deadlines a year, April 1st and October 1st - you can find out how to apply and can download application forms from their website. 

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