Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Resources and links

Record Offices in Hampshire

Other record offices, archives, museums and libraries

These organisations maybe able to offer support and advice. Useful web sites include:

Other sources of advice

  • The Unesco Archives Portal
    A portal of archive projects available online. You can search the projects by name, keyword and region so it may help you identify other project partners, similar projects you can learn from and sources of advice.
  • The Community Access to Archives Steering Group, 2004
    Information to help community groups and museums, libraries and archives work together to produce online archive projects. There is a best practice method, case studies, examples of surveys of community groups and an evaluation checklist
  • Community Access to Archives Project (CAAP)
    For advice, support and contacts for community groups and museums, libraries and archives involved in online community archive projects.
  • Archives for All
    Advice and guidance for community groups and museums, libraries and archives organisations about making their content available through the Access to Archives national network.
  • Community Archives
    A national directory of community archives in the UK. A collaborative website where community archives can submit information about their activities, make contact with each other and find out about services that could help them.

Local community groups

To find community groups in your local area

  • UpMyStreet
    For local community information
  • Local History Online
    To find local historical organisations
  • Community Sites
    Community Sites is a website design company that specialises in community, local heritage and life story sites. It offers software that groups can use to build their own websites.


Oral History


  • Heritage Lottery Fund
    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) was set up by Parliament in 1994 to give grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom.
    • Heritage Grants (grants of more than £50,000)
    • Your Heritage (grants of between £3,000 and £50,000)
    • Young Roots (grants of between £3,000 and £25,000 for young people celebrating heritage)
    • Townscape Heritage Initiative(grants of between £500,000 and £2,000,000 that help communities to regenerate the historic parts of their towns and cities)
  • Big Lottery Fund
    Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.

Organisations that can offer advice on funding

Suppliers of conservation materials

These specialist companies will supply a wide range of materials including acid-free boxes and tissue paper.

Conservation by Design Limited
Timecare Works, 5 Singer Way
Woburn Road Industrial Estate
Kempston, Bedford MK42  7AW

Conservation Resources (U.K.), Limited
Unit 2, Ashville Way, off Watlington Road
Cowley, Oxford OX4 6TU

Preservation Equipment Limited
Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk IP22  2DG

Secol Limited
Howlett Way, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1HZ

G Ryder and Co Ltd
Denbigh Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1DG


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Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH
tel 01962 846154

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