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Funding to Increase the Understanding and Knowledge of Castles in the UK

21 October 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Castle Studies Trust is offering grants of up to £10,000 including VAT to support the production of new discrete pieces of research that enhance the understanding and knowledge of castles. Grants will initially focus on new work on castles, such as architectural and geophysical surveys, radio-carbon dating, or projects that enhance the general public’s understanding of castles.

Each project should be for a specific, achievable result that will help advance the field of castle studies. Types of work that can be funded include but are not limited to:

  • Site-based survey work.
  • Scientific tests on objects or materials from a castle site, such as radio-carbon dating.
  • A review of historical sources. (Only as part of a Castle Studies Trust funded project.)
  • Reconstruction drawings and other pieces of work that would help public understanding of a castle site.

The fund will cover costs specific to carrying out research and site work, such as travel to and from a castle site, equipment costs, or services provided by a third party. Funding can be used to co-fund large-scale projects.

How To Apply

This fund is now accepting applications.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2021.

The guidance notes and application form can be found on the Castle Studies Trust website.

Applications must be submitted via email.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Jeremy Cunnington
    Castle Studies Trust
    Flat 3
    46 Ferme Park Road
    N4 4ED
    Email: [email protected]

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