Grants and Funding

One of the main priorities of the CBA South-East council is to provide an annual fund for scholarly archaeological research in the region.   We are currently in the process of rebuilding our grant budget after membership restructuring and are aiming to begin offering grants on an annual basis.   Please donate to support us in our goal of financing important regional research.

2018 – 2019 Grants Available

The CBA South East are now in a position to distribute a limited number of small grants.   The application for a grant should be made to the grant secretary John Funnell at

CBA South East Grants can be used for a number of purposes such as research, outreach or publication.   The grants should be associated with activities or past events that relate to Kent, Surrey or Sussex.

Recent grants have included awards towards community excavations, school excavation projects, research into Palaeolithic finds being re-assessed in museums, the study of a rare medieval jug and some carbon 14 dating for finds from a Bronze Age excavation in Sussex.  Other grants are being used to help towards the publication of a book about the Wealden iron-working industry and its possible links to the continent, and an investigation into Kent quern stones and their links to trade in this country and abroad.

An application form, along with terms and conditions, will be sent upon receipt of an emailed enquiry.   Applications can be received at any time of year.   The CBASE committee review the application at their meetings held three times a year.

John Funnell (CBA South East Research and Grants)


Sussex Archaeological Society – Sally Christian Grants

Grants are available to individuals starting out in archaeology as either amateurs or students which would include sixth formers or undergraduates to assist with the costs of various types of training, both practical and academic, and to enable such individuals to gain experience in archaeological fieldwork and other forms of research in East and West Sussex.   Grants are available for:  short training courses (normally lasting from one to five days long, but sometimes longer) covering such subjects as surveying, excavation methods, environmental sampling, identifying, recording and interpreting finds, etc.; day schools covering either practical skills or relevant academic information; attendance at relevant conferences or research projects which provide students and/or amateurs with expert supervision and some training.   Feedback will be required from successful applicants.

Further details regarding applications are available from the Research Officer, Luke Barber, of the Sussex Archaeological Society ( to whom all applications should be submitted.

Applications are acceptable from anyone within the CBA South-East area.


Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS) – Research & Publications Grants 2018

The Society has limited funds available to award a grant to individuals researching any aspect of the history or archaeology of Canterbury and its surrounding area. It is envisaged that a grant would not normally exceed £500.   Preference would be given to work resulting in publication in any media.   Please apply in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Grants Committee as soon as possible, and in any case not later than 30th June 2018.

Your letter should mention:  your qualifications; the nature and length of your research; the stage you have reached in your research; the sum of money you are applying for; any additional funding anticipated from other sources; your proposals for publication; your anticipated timetable.

You may be asked to name a referee whom the Committee making the grant could consult.

If successful, you would be expected to account for the money spent and give a copy of any article, pamphlet, etc., to the Society. A summary of your research might be published on the Society’s website:

For further details, please contact the Honorary Secretary of the Grants Committee:  Mr. Barrie Beeching, Holly House, Church Road, Hoath, CANTERBURY, Kent CT3 4JT.   Or by email –