July 29, 2019

NAG are pleased to launch their new Public Libraries Project of the Year Grant.   This new grant aims to enable public libraries to take forward an innovative project, which may have already had a pilot phase, and develop it further.  One award of up to £5000 will be available, depending upon the strength of your application.

Our co-chair, Alison Millar explains the motivation behind providing this new fund:

“As co-chair I am keen that NAG gives opportunities for public libraries to learn from each other and because of that I am so pleased that NAG are offering this award. While we welcome innovative new projects we are also excited to fund the “what if?” type of project. Have you had something that you have wanted to give a go for a while? Do you have a problem that you would like to try out solutions for? Then this NAG award is for you. If you are awarded the fund all we need afterwards is for you to share your experiences with other library colleagues.”

All applicants must be NAG members (please email the office if you need to check your local authority’s membership status).  NAG membership for public libraries starts at just £75 per annum.

The winner will be announced at the Public Library Forum on 21st November in Manchester (free place at the Forum and travel expenses provided for the winner).  The winner will then be required to present on their project at a Forum event in 2020 and also produce a write up for Taking Stock.

The deadline for applications is 30th September 2019 and winners will be informed by 10th October 2019.

Further details and full terms and conditions are available here.