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.
There are three steps to applying for PRISM funding - but please note, this is for information only. You won't be able to re-apply to the fund until 1 April 2015.
1 Read the guidance
Before applying, download and read our guidance.
2 Apply online
There are two separate online application forms for acquisition and conservation grants which are available via our online application.
If a project includes both acquisition and conservation work, you must complete both forms.
3 Provide supporting information
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide:
- at least two good quality photographs (if you are purchasing an item at auction you can provide a URL to the auction house's images)
- a supporting statement establishing the significance of the material in a local, regional or national context and explaining why your institution is a suitable home for the object. Priority will be given to objects of national significance
- a statement on how you intend to provide public access, alongside an interpretation/access plan
- a financial breakdown and estimates and quotes for all costs. Please separate out VAT costs
In the case of conservation grants you will also need to provide a conservation project plan which explains the project work in detail, along with information about timeframes, materials, methods and workforce.
To check if your conservator is included on the conservation register maintained by the Institute of Conservation, please telephone 020 7785 3804, visit conservationregister.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on how to apply, download and read our guidance.