Public Libraries Project of the Year Grant Award

NAG are pleased to announce that their Public Libraries Project of the Year Grant will run again for 2020.   This grant, launched in 2019, 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 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.

Currently we are still planning to open applications in this autumn, however this depends on the wider Covid-19 situation.  Further details will be announced in July.  The winner will then be required to present on their project at a Forum event in 2021 and also produce a write up for Taking Stock.

To apply for the grant award, please download the PDF below with further details and full terms and conditions:

Apply Now (PDF)

Award Winners