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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


The NMCT is the only UK grant-giver that focuses solely on the care and conservation of manuscripts in the UK. Grants are given towards the cost of repair, binding and conservation and preservation of manuscripts which in the opinion of the Trustees are of historic or educational value and towards the cost of first stage listing but not for capital costs or equipment.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Record offices, libraries and other similar publicly funded institutions including local authority, university and specialist record repositories can apply. Owners of manuscript material which is conditionally exempt from capital taxation or owned by a charitable trust provided can also apply if certain conditions, including public access, are met.

When to apply

There are two deadlines for applications each year on 1 April and 1 October (or nearest working day where these fall at the weekend).

Next deadline: 1 Apr 2024

How to apply

Download the application form from the Trust's website

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Activites funded: Heritage & building preservation

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The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

  • Registered charity (rUK) 802796
  • PO Box 4291, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9JA

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