We are pleased to announce that Archives and Records Council Wales have been have awarded a Covid-19 Archives Fund Grant of £50,000 from The National Archives. This generous award will allow us to develop a national strategy to identify records at risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensure that they are safeguarded for future generations.
The Covid-19 pandemic has a number of implications for enabling sustainable access to archives across Wales. The economic impact has resulted in threats to the continuing operation of businesses, charities, and other community organisations, with many closing with very little warning. Our project aims to ensure that those records most at risk are identified and prioritised, with steps taken to ensure that they are deposited with an established archive service.
Hayden Burns, the Chair of ARCW said that “Thanks to this generous grant award ARCW will be able to lead on the development of a national strategy to identify vulnerable records across Wales and ensure that they are safeguarded for future generations.”
You can read the press release from the National Archives here: