The PRISM Fund 2014/15 is now closed for applications.

PRISM 2014/15 is no longer open for applications. The Fund will reopen on 1 April 2015, but please bear in mind that the criteria for funding may be subject to some changes. 

The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund awards grants towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of items or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry, and related fields.

The PRISM Fund can offer grants of up to £20,000, or 90 per cent of the total project costs.

The fund covers England and Wales. A parallel fund for the purchase of objects relating to the arts, literature and history is administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Corresponding schemes are administered in Scotland and Northern Ireland by National Museums of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Museums Council respectively.