Our staff must work in partnership with at least one of the following: 

  • Another archaeological unit 
  • Curator, consultant, or client 
  • Underfunded charitable organisations 
  • Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) 

Grants will offer safe spaces for collaboration with companies and clients that might normally be risk-averse. This will allow them to co-design and test new methods that increase the positive social and environmental impact of archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation research. 

Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to:   

  • Teaming up with a climate action or environmental charity to design low-carbon alternatives to standard archaeological field, lab, office or other practices. 
  • Partnering with another archaeological unit to pool data and expertise from across a region, in order to develop a new experience or product for non-specialist audiences. 
  • Collaborating with a curator or consultant to rethink approaches to designing archaeological programmes, in order to achieve greater social impact for local communities. 
  • Working with a charity or small enterprise to develop greater opportunities for, and decrease barriers around, employment of individuals who are currently underrepresented in archaeology. 
  • Cooperating with an arts or cultural organisation to develop new ways of engaging citizens in real time with live excavation or post-excavation activities. 
  • Partnering with a media-oriented charity or small-to-medium-sized media company to design and test a novel and wide-reaching approach to public broadcasting of archaeology. 


There have been two opportunities to apply for this funding so far. Any updates to new grant opportunities will be added to this page.