The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe Spring 2022 application round is now open for applications to the grant programmes listed below.
Deadline for applications is Monday 25 April 2022.
The RFHE funds projects that ensure that archival and library materials relating to Jewish heritage and culture are made available to a wider audience.
It supports the following areas:
- Conservation and Preservation
- Inventories and Cataloguing
- Digital Resource Creation and Digital Humanities
- Professional Training
- Language Grants
It also supports digitisation of material to make these collections accessible to people around the world.
The RFHE supports the various ways in which museums preserve, document and display Jewish heritage, and engage diverse audiences.
It supports museums in the areas of:
- collection management
- exhibition support
- professional training
It will prioritise applications that:
- facilitate access to collections
- provide evidence of the presence of a Jewish community in a particular European area
- broaden the range of learning opportunities
- engage diverse visitors
- raise the professional level of museum staff
- increase the museum’s visibility and audience
Preference is given to projects that have a long-term and measurable impact, and that foster exchange and cooperation. All projects must contribute to the preservation, documentation, and public exposure of Jewish heritage.
This programme (formerly called Jewish Education) aims to ensure that Jewish communities are equipped to engage more Jews with Jewish life and learning.
This might include education, leadership development, community engagement and knowledge of local Jewish heritage. We support in the following ways:
- Investing in People: The Foundation supports professional development projects that enhance the knowledge and skills of the key personnel who lead Jewish learning and communal engagement in their communities.
Integrating Jewish Heritage: The Foundation encourages the use of local heritage resources, including museums and libraries, as an effective tool for creative educational programmes.
- Enhancing the Camp Experience: The Foundation supports the development of the skills and knowledge of camp leaders as well as the enhancement of Jewish education at camp and helping communities achieve better Jewish educational outcomes.
- Shaping the Future: The Foundation supports Jewish communities to engage the next generation of activists.
NOTE: Two Foundation Initiatives complement this grant programme and applicants are invited to visit their websites to find out more information on professional development, training opportunities and educational resources:
- Gesher L’Europa– an initiative of the National Library of Israel, creating opportunities for people working within Jewish settings to connect with the NLI and engage with its extensive collections, educational resources and online programming. Opportunities to partner with the NLI to help promote its resources and online programming within European Jewish communities are in development stages.
- Yesod Europe invests in the learning, development and connection of Europe’s Jewish community professionals, including Jewish educators, who work daily in service of their communities.