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The Society will consider applications for small grants towards research which is relevant to its core interests, the history and antiquities of the historic counties of Durham and Northumberland.   Applications are considered on an annual basis, 30 November being the deadline for receipt of applications for support for work to be carried out in the following year.  You can download an application form here. Completed forms should be  returned to the Hon. Secretary  by e-mail or post to the Society's office.

Grants will be awarded to projects that are clearly defined and which are time-limited with an achievable completion date.

Applicants for grants for help with excavations should list the destination of any artefacts and archives resulting from the excavation and a realistic assessment of post- excavation costs, including the costs of publication of the excavation report.

Applicants should seek funding from other grant-giving organisations in addition to the Society whenever possible.

Completed grant application forms should contain all the necessary information for the initial assessment of the project.

The Society emphasises the importance of the publication of research projects.  Therefore if the results of a project are not to be published and if the grant application is successful the applicant will be asked to provide a brief report of your work for possible inclusion in the Society’s bi-annual newsletter.

There is no set level of funding set aside for grants; the level of funding available will depend on the financial state of the Society in a given year.  The Society cannot guarantee that it will be in a position to award a research grant or grants in a given year. 

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