23rd February 2022

Covid-19 Support Fund and Hidden Stories Fund: Call for applications is now open for 2022

The call for applications is now open for the 2022 round of the Covid-19 Support Fund and the Hidden Stories Fund. Unfortunately Covid-19 is still part of our lives and creating additional costs and challenges for national libraries, so the CENL Executive Committee has decided to offer two more Covid-19 grants. We are also delighted to offer two more Hidden Stories grants.

Applications for the two grants open on Friday, 25 February 2022 and members have until Friday, 25 March 2022 to submit their applications.

  • The Covid-19 Support Fund is a new fund to respond and provide funding to help CENL members respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working together for the longer-term future. CENL members will be able to apply for grants for additional Covid-19 costs and creative projects. Details on how to apply can be found here.
  • In 2020, CENL supported IFLA’s dedication to inclusion and to actively work against racial discrimination of all kinds. As national libraries, we need to ensure that our collections, events and exhibitions are genuinely inclusive and representative of and for all communities. The new Hidden Stories Fund aims to support projects to collect, preserve, research and highlight the stories from, by and related to underrepresented communities in our national collections. CENL members will be able to apply for grants to support a variety of projects to encourage and support working with underrepresented communities to ensure that their stories are preserved for future generations. Details on how to apply can be found here.

Please contact the CENL Secretariat at cenl@dnb.de if you have any questions on these funds.

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