The NMCT has been awarding grants for the conservation of manuscripts since 1990 and since 2010 NMCT has awarded grants totalling over £3m.
Thanks to these grants, manuscripts as varied as cinema plans, the papers of the first Viscount Sidmouth, the archive of an ironworks, one finest Romanesque Bibles crafted in the 12th century, rare Cornish language manuscripts and letters of William Wordsworth have been conserved. A range of projects that have been awarded grants are also featured in the Case Studies section of this site and a list of grants awarded since 2010 can be downloaded below.
The Trustees of the NMCT are indebted to the many funders whose supoprt enables us to award far more grants than would otherwise be possible. In particular, The Pilgrim Trust, whose partnership with NMCT over many years has ensured the future of some of the most important collections in the country. Our partnership with Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales (MALD) has, since 2011, enabled us to award grants to insitutions in Wales totalling nearly £300,000.
In 2010 NMCT was able to award grants of under £70,000; today, thanks to the support of the Pilgrim Trust, MALD, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the J Paul Getty Jr Trust and many others, that figure is between £150,000 and £170,000.
Download a full list of all grants awarded by NMCT since its foundation in 1990