Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Award 2016
Application for Grant Aid
Guidance notes on completion of Application
About the Award
This award was set up in 2015 by the Costume Society following a bequest from the estate of the late Elizabeth Hammond (1926-2011) a founder member of the Costume Society and a former Trustee. She was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, a teacher, embroiderer, artists and a collector of costume. Significant pieces in her collection were conserved and loaned for public display.
The Costume Society decided upon an award to promote the conservation and display of clothing and clothing related textiles of all periods, styles and places of origin, held in the permanent collections of museums within the United Kingdom with an annual gross turnover of about £750,000.
Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond awards are intended to assist with the costs of a wide range of textile conservation projects, including preliminary assessments of the conservation required for specific items or groups of material, as well as the labour and materials for conservation work. Preference will be given to museums with dress and associated textile objects of local or national significance but with limited or no in-house conservation resources.
Conservation costs for loan items will be considered, where the object in question belongs to another museum that also meets the criteria for this grant.
Who can apply?
The applicant should be someone within the institution with direct management responsibility for the work proposed within the grant application.
Supporting the applicant
The seconder/moderator should be a senior person within the institution with responsibility for the work area of the project. S/he will be able to provide a supporting statement with an overview of the significance of the project to the organization.
Conditions/criteria for a grant:
a. The total sum available for grants in any financial year will vary; in 2016 the launch year, the sum will be £10,000. In subsequent years it is likely to be £5000.
b. Preference is given to projects aimed at conservation assessment, conservation or preparation for display of items where there is a long-term benefit to a collection or project.
c. Projects should ideally result in increased public access to the object, for example, through display, access to stored collections, publication or other forms of information such as digitized images, websites etc.
d. Items should have local relevance or national significance.
e. A brief condition report with photographs of the item/s should support the application.
f. Grants will not be made to assist with living or travel expenses associated with the project, or to pay any VAT associated with the work.
g. A written report on the work assisted by the grant must be submitted to the Costume Society within a month of the project’s completion.
h. Acknowledgement of the financial assistance of the Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Award must be included on the display labeling and all documentation including on-line and marketing materials. A template will be provided to successful applicants.
PLEASE SEND THE COMPLETED AND SIGNED APPLICATION FORM TO THE ADMINISTRATOR BY EMAIL TO:
FOR 2016 ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 30TH 2016
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FORMS OR THE GRANT-MAKING PROCESS PLEASE CONTACT THE [ADMINISTRATOR] AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS.