Twice each year the Society offers a number of grants normally up to £2000 to support research and to improve public access to the history, archaeology and natural sciences of the historic County of Somerset.
The Pat Hill-Cottingham Memorial Fund is a new fund endowed by the trustees to further high quality research into the natural sciences of Somerset. Click here for further information and here for an application form.
The Society has two funds for promoting archaeology and history within the geographical area of the historic County of Somerset. Important Guidelines that apply to both funds are available here. If they do not seem to meet your requirements, it may be possible to meet them from other sources, so please do enquire. Please note, the Society does not provide bursaries to support private study but does provide grants to individuals as well as organisations.
The Maltwood Fund is dedicated to support high quality research into the archaeology and history of Somerset. Research that will forward the priorities agreed in the South West Archaeology Research Framework (SWARF) will be particularly welcome. Click here for a copy of the SWARF document. For an application form, click here.
The Gray Fund is dedicated to promoting activities that encourage public understanding, interest and participation in archaeology and history. Applications to support training schemes and activities involving young people are particularly welcome. For an application form, click here.
The Desmond Williams Fund is dedicated to activities that will further knowledge of the vernacular architecture of Somerset. For sample projects, click here. For further details and application form, click here.
Decide which grant most nearly matches your project. If in doubt, contact the Society’s Office Manager on 01823 272429 or [email protected] who will ensure that you can discuss the matter with an appropriate officer involved in the grant awarding process. If your project still falls outside these requirements, you may be invited to submit a resume of your project for further consideration.
Fill in the appropriate application form and submit by 31 August or 28 February for consideration by the appropriate awarding committee in the following September/October or March/April. Electronic applications will only be accepted for the Gray, Maltwood and Aston Funds.