The ARA's Best Practice Guidelines are written by its members to provide advice and guidance to those responsible for managing or delivering archive services.

  • Preservation and Conservation Best Practice Guidelines

pdf Documentation for Preservation and Conservation 450.64 Kb

pdf Packaging Procedures 229.66 Kb  


Applying for Grants

This handout contains useful information in obtaining external funding and grant applications. 

pdf External Funding - Applying for Grants


Useful Funding Links

The National Archives

pdf Applying for grants - National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Heritage Lottery Funding

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies­ organisations


The fund for the Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material

Clothworkers Foundation

National Manuscripts Conservation Trust 

Arts Council

Association of Charitable Foundations

CORDIS: Community Research and Development Information en. html

Directory of Social Change

New Opportunities Fund

Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland) Creative Scotland

UK Fundraising

Preservation Advisory Service 


  • Select page 2 (below) for a selection of conservation information downloads.