How to get funding for your digitisation project

How to get funding for your digitisation project

11 January 2022

Written for professionals in the UK, but with useful advice for others too:

"Are you looking for funding to digitise your archives? This can seem like one of the biggest hurdles to navigate on your digitisation journey, but can be made easier by following these top tips from the British Library.

The British Library Digitisation team have helped many clients understand where to start in their quest for funding. Together with colleagues from the Library’s development team, they have put together their top five tips to help you secure external funding for your digitisation project:

1. Write a compelling case

2. Give examples: who will benefit and how it will make a difference

3. Calculate a cost that is as accurate as possible

4. Research what funding is available

5. Involve your development and marketing teams