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04 October 2023

Second LibraryOn digital grant programme launches

LibraryOn is very excited to launch a second grants programme for library services, following the success and high demand from the first round of grants.

Man sitting in library wearing headphones.

Funded by Arts Council England, the programme will support activity that enables libraries to upgrade their digital resources, with the aim of enabling more people to find and access services provided by libraries. We welcome applications for projects under the four headings:

  • Library apps
  • On-line registration to join the library and/or event registration
  • Virtual tours
  • Upgrades and improvements to Library Management Systems.

The fund opens on Wednesday 4th October, and will close for applications on Wednesday 1st November. We have a budget of up to £500,000 and expect to make between 15 and 20 awards.

Applications can be for between £10,000 and £30,000 and activity must be delivered between November 2023 and March 2024.
Services that applied to round one are also very welcome to apply to this round.

We acknowledge that the delivery time for projects is short. We would expect projects that are ready to go and deliverable within the timeframe would be well placed to apply.

To apply, head to the LibraryOn website for more details.