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CBA grant funding by British Academy cut completely

posted 7 Mar 2011, 02:51 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 14:58 ]
From Council for British Archaeology 3 March 2011

The CBA received confirmation on 2 March that its grant funding from the British Academy is to be phased out over the coming five years.

This funding stream has been pivotal to the work of the CBA across the UK for over fifty years and in the current financial year the grant totalled £306k – some 25% of the CBA’s income. The British Academy has now told the CBA that this grant will be removed by 2015–16 with a significant year on year decline starting in 2011–12: see the British Academy’s statement.

CBA President, Dr Kate Pretty CBE, said

"We deeply regret the British Academy decision to cut funding to the CBA, particularly as this decision was not forced by reductions in its own grant from Government, but was a strategic choice by the Academy in spite of their praise for the continuing high standard of our work.

We will continue to develop our relationship with the British Academy as the CBA has much to offer, especially in maximising the impact of the academic research which the British Academy supports for the humanities and social sciences."