At the meeting of the CLAA Committee on 18 March 2015, endorsed by the AGM of 23 June 2015, it was decided that the Association may offer modest funding to enterprises that support the stated aims of the CLAA:
– To advance education by the promotion, preservation and protection of cathedral libraries and archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland
– The provision of appropriate access thereto
The CLAA invites applications from fully paid up members of two years or more standing for sterling grants in areas such as the following:
- Help in defraying the costs of holding conferences and workshops
- Support for small projects such as the web-publication of unpublished catalogues
- Assistance to members in undertaking essential travel as part of work in line with the CLAA’s aims
- The provision of equipment, such as perhaps book supports, to facilitate access to collections
- Assistance with the necessary purchase of manuscripts and archives to benefit the CLAA community
- Carrying out conservation work on manuscripts and archives or providing equipment such as data loggers to help in monitoring environments
Funds will NOT be made available towards the cost of commercial publication but will be allocated where they can be expected to provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. Often this will be achieved by making several small awards, rather than a few larger awards. Funding levels may vary from year to year, but it is anticipated that the Committee will make awards of not more than £250 each, and of not more than £500 in total each year.
Applications should comprise: a brief outline of the project, conference or work; its overall cost; the grant being sought; the names and addresses of two referees; details of the addressee for the cheque.
Forms can be downloaded from the website: CLAA Grants application form, or by application to Dr Michael Stansfield, CLAA Treasurer (Durham University Library, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN, or email@example.com) to whom completed applications should be submitted.
The deadline for submissions for the current round of funding is 17 November 2017. Applications will then be considered at the subsequent meeting of the committee. Successful applicants will be informed shortly thereafter.
Finally, successful applicants will be asked to submit for publication in the CLAA newsletter a brief report (300-500 words) of the use to which the grant was put.