CBA Yorkshire Small Grants FundCBAY GRANTS SCHEME
To help support archaeological research and activity CBA Yorkshire (CBAY) will be offering a number of small grants to volunteer groups and individuals across the region.
Applications will be considered at the quarterly meetings of the full Committee (normally the second Saturday in January, April, July and October). Applications for grants should be submitted to the Secretary as soon as possible and certainly no later than four weeks prior to a quarterly meeting to allow time for proper consideration by the Grants Committee.
The amount available via the Small Grant Fund will be determined by the CBAY committee and announced at the start of each financial year.
CBAY Small Grants are intended to help archaeology groups within the region to carry out specific archaeological projects. Examples might be equipment for field survey or excavation for a site of local significance; publication costs for a report on work carried out by the society; materials for a display on local history/archaeology; activities involving young people and the community in archaeology.
The application form for the Small Grants Fund can be found here. Please note that the email address on the form is not correct – please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Thubron/CBA-Yorkshire Award
The Thubron/CBA-Yorkshire Award (previously King/Thubron Award) has been presented every two years since 1995. This is a helpful sum of £200 intended to support any work undertaken by student or amateur archaeologists that contributes to the greater understanding of Yorkshire’s archaeology. It can be awarded on the basis of an application to the award panel using the form here, or to a party applying under the general grants fund (see above). The award is normally announced at the AGM in early February, but as this will be delayed in 2021 due to Covid concerns, this year we are inviting applications by 31 MARCH 2021 for consideration at the quarterly committee meeting in mid-April.
Previous winners include:
1995 Tom Umpleby Dearne River system water powered sites
1996 Peter Halkon Holme Project
1997 ARTEAMUS Cowell Flat survey
1999 Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Soc Saltwick Alum Works
2001 Bedale Arch and History Society Well (Romano British) project
2003 Robert Blackburn Whitby Barrow Project
2005 South Ainsty Arch Society Knight Templars at Copmanthorpe
2007 Stephen Sherlock Teesside Arch Soc Street House Iron age Settlement
2009 Leeds Arch Fieldwork Society Slipware production site Lazencroft Leeds
2012 David Johnson Scales Field survey Chapel le Dale
2014 Dr Keith Boughey Holgate and the Hare Hill excavation
2016 Community group YMRP Yearsley Mill research project
2018 FFWAP Archaeology Appreciation talks
To apply for the Thurbon/CBA-Yorkshire award please download the New Thubron CBAY award application form
Grants from other sources
Roger Stott Community Fund – available to groups based in Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales https://www.ydmt.org/what-we-do/community-grants/apply
CBA Mick Aston Archaeology Fund
The Mick Aston Archaeology Fund (previously known as Challenge Funding), supported by Historic England, is currently offering grants of up to £1,000 to help fund fieldwork and research projects undertaken by voluntary groups and societies and individuals across England. Applicants should be undertaking new and innovative research projects that will help create a greater understanding of local heritage. There are many ways funding could be used such as providing training for volunteers, purchasing equipment for excavation and recording, environmental analysis or scientific dating.
For more information on the Mick Aston Archaeology Fund and to download an application form please visit http://new.archaeologyuk.org/mick-aston-archaeology-fund.
Other sources of funding:
There are other sources of funding that may be of interest to individuals and groups. These might benefit those who need to fund other parts of their project which we cannot cover.
- The Selby Big Local Community Chest
Seed funding for residents/local groups in Selby to benefit the community. £100 – £1000
- Selby Community Engagement Forum
Grant and project funding for groups and organisations within the area.
- York Community Fund
For local organisations, groups or individuals to help fund new community projects or schemes. £500 – £20,000
- Two Ridings Community Foundation
Provides information about all funds available in Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Harrogate, York, Ryedale, Selby, Scarborough, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull