The Trust’s central aim is to improve access for everyone to Northumberland’s Archives.
It does this by raising funds to ensure that primary source material is collected, catalogued, and digitised and thus made available for use by people both in the county and far beyond.
Core funding for the work of the Archives Service comes from Northumberland County Council but is inevitably constrained by the Council's other commitments, so the Trust aims to raise funds to allow additional work relating to the County's Archives to be undertaken.
What sort of work comes under our definition of ‘Project’? Here are a couple of recent examples. The cost can vary enormously depending on the time and resources required.
Swinburne Deeds - In December 2015, the Archives Service was awarded funding from The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust to support the conservation of the Swinburne deeds - a collection of 758 deeds and charters mainly relating to the history of the Northumberland/Scotland border.
Northumberland At War - In May 2014, the Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant to Northumberland Archives to allow the service to explore some of the many collections that are held relating to the First World War.
New projects identified, which cannot be funded by core income, are shown below. Please click on the icon to see more detailed information and budget estimates.
If you feel you would like to support the work of the Archives Service in general, then please click here to reach our online donation page to donate any gift you may wish to make.
If, after reading the descriptions, you would like to help fund a specific project then click on the ‘Donate to Project’ icon.
In the event of any project being over-subscribed, donations will go to the General Fund.