Cultural regranting programmes
Our regranting programmes help our funding reach further and support a wide range of small-scale projects, often developed locally by communities. Our cultural regranting programmes fund projects to digitize archives and to document highly endangered languages, material knowledge (that is, making things), and traditions of wooden architecture.
Our regranting programmes are hosted at partner institutions who make and manage the project grants on our behalf. The programmes select grants through an annual open competition, led by an expert panel. Endangerment of the cultural material is a key selection criterion, and all programmes prioritize the documentation of culture heritage outside of North America and Europe.
For more information on each programme, eligibility and the application process, please contact the relevant programme.
Read more on 'How we do regranting'.
If your project will digitize an existing archive or archives (such as collections of manuscripts, books, pamphlets, documents, magnetic tapes, videocassettes, floppy disks, born-digital files, etc.):
- Endangered Archives Programme (British Library) for archives whose material is generally older than the 1950s.
- Modern Endangered Archives Program (University of California Los Angeles) for archives whose material is generally newer than the 1950s.
These programmes primarily fund new audio-visual field recordings. They also have limited funding available to digitize "legacy" collections of relevant existing documentation.
If your project will document an endangered language:
- Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
If your project will document the making, use, repair and re-purposing of material objects:
- Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (British Museum)
Architecture and heritage sites
If your project will document wooden buildings and skills involved in making them:
- Endangered Wooden Architecture Programme (Oxford Brookes University)
For the documentation of non-wooden architecture or woodworking skills not specific to buildings, the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme may be a more appropriate source of funding.