PRISM Fund

Heritage

The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund awards grants of up to £20,000 towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry, and related fields. Eligible organisations include charitable bodies or Accredited museums, specialist libraries, and archives and libraries formally linked to local authorities or eligible bodies such as universities and religious organisations. Where none of these applies, other bodies may apply provided they can demonstrate that they are charitable trusts which are:

  • established for educational and heritage purposes
  • appropriately organised to hold and/or develop collections of artefacts (in some cases a single artefact)
  • able to provide regular access to the item to be funded
  • viable in the medium to long term. The group should have a large membership base and be able to demonstrate that its membership is not static and that new members are replacing those that leave

For further information and how to apply please click here.

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