The fund enabled Baysgarth House Museum to acquire a acquire a 1914 Elswick Hopper Motorcycle

PRISM fund opens for applications

Geraldine Kendall, 05.03.2014
Grants to acquire and preserve industrial and scientific material
The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund is now open for applications for the year 2014-15.

The fund is administered by Arts Council England (ACE) and distributes grants between £500 and £20,000 to support the acquisition and conservation of heritage objects from the fields of science, technology industry and medicine.

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Accredited, non-national museums and other charitable or public bodies in England and Wales are eligible to apply.

The maximum grant can be up to 90% of project costs.

Since its launch in 1973, PRISM has helped hundreds of museums and preservation groups in England and Wales acquire or conserve objects.

Recent grant recipients include the UCL Pathology Collection, which received almost £18,000 to conserve hospital specimens gathered during post-mortem examinations, and the Community Heritage Arts & Media Project, which was awarded £5,400 to acquire a 1914 Elswick Hopper Motorcycle for Baysgarth House Museum in Barton-upon-Humber.

Contact for more information on how to apply.

Corresponding funds for museums in Scotland and Northern Ireland are administered by National Museums Scotland and the Northern Ireland Museums Council.