The Orkney Archaeology Society provides small grants for archaeological research projects. The amount available for grants each year is variable so we assess each application as it comes in.
Grants are allocated on a quarterly basis, and applications must be received by the deadline of the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December in order to be considered for that quarter.
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Other help we can offer:
We can put you in touch with volunteers who wish to take part in Orkney-based field projects. Please email us a project description and contact details and we will post them online.
A selection of grants awarded by the Orkney Archaeology Society in the 2014 – 2015 financial year are given below.
(Please note that this list does not include grants made to the Ness of Brodgar excavation from the Ness of Brodgar fund, as this has now been transferred to the Ness of Brodgar Trust, a separate charity)
Processing Environmental Samples from The Cairns excavation, South Ronaldsay - Grant awarded: £1750
Prospecting for Orkney’s Maritime Heritage - Grant awarded: £900
Hoy and South Walls Landscape Project: Rackwick Survey - Grant awarded: £750
Landscapes of Change: Archaeologies of the Rousay Clearances - Grant awarded: £650
Braes of Ha’breck, Wyre - Geophysical Survey - Grant awarded: £400
Orkney’s Wooded Landscape (OWL): investigating Orkney’s prehistoric woodland through the investigation of submerged forests - Grant awarded: £650
Gateway to the Atlantic 2015: Excavations at Swandro, Rousay - Grant awarded: £2400
Putting Flesh on the Bones: Reconstructing Pictish Cultural and Economical Strategies using Osteological and Isotopic Analysis: radiocarbon dates - Grant awarded: £954
Working Stone, Making Communities - Grant awarded: £800