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Archaeology Matters

Corporate giving

Do you want to get involved with a well-established charity which has a strong reputation for community involvement and a track record for preserving, informing and speaking up on the behalf of archaeology?

Tap into the public enthusiasm for archaeology

New discoveries made by archaeologists over recent decades have fundamentally changed the ways in which we understand how people lived in the past, and therefore who we are and where we have come from. The public appetite for archaeology here in the UK continues to grow, whether watching experts at work on TV or sharing new stories, such as the recent discovery of the body of Richard III. 

Supporting the Council for British Archaeology can be a very cost effective way for you to reach your key audiences, develop your brand image, strengthen key client relationships and communicate important messages. It can also play an effective and valuable part in your social responsibility programmes.

CBA research has shown that over 200,000 people are members of local societies and community groups, and there is a thriving academic discipline and profession working alongside them. Community archaeology is a growing area and projects demonstrate the enormous social benefits that archaeology can bring.

You can demonstrate your commitment to Britain's heritage whilst reaching your target market and building brand awareness and reputation with them. An association with us can be appealing to your stakeholders, our members and all those with a love and passion for Britain's archaeology and heritage.

Our audience

We have an established membership base as well as a number of outreach projects aimed at engaging different audiences in archaeology.

  • Our members and subscribers have an equal male/female split
  • Two thirds are aged over 50+
  • At least 10% have a household income of £60,000+, with an average of £36,000
  • Interests include walking, film and theatre, gardening, wildlife and the environment and UK and overseas travel
  • They read The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph
  • We also have over 450 organisational members such as universities and local archaeology groups whose members have a similar profile to our own

Young Archaeologists' Club 

The only UK-wide archaeology club for young people aged up to 17 has been running since 1972, supported by around 600 volunteers with branches across the UK. Children come from all around the UK and from a diverse range of backgrounds to take part in hands-on archaeology activities.

Talk to us about sponsorship and partnership opportunities for supporting the club. Contact Mike Heyworth on 01904 671 417.

The Festival of Archaeology

The Festival is the world's largest event celebrating archaeology. The twenty third annual Festival was a record breaker with over 1,000 events across the UK and 200,000 visitors. The Festival appeals to people of all ages as well as attracting many families with younger and older children. Around 38% of our members attend Festival events. There’s an incredible range of activities on offer, with something for everyone interested in what archaeology can tell us about our past.

How can you access our audience?

A partnership with us brings you an association with the leading national independent charity that represents and protects the interests of everyone who cares about archaeology in the UK. We can help you to reach a wide audience through our activities, subscribers and members. We communicate with our members through events, activities, newsletters, magazines, regular mailings, through social media and our website.

British Archaeology magazine is the best selling archaeology publication in the UK, available via membership, subscription and retail (in the UK and overseas) with a number of print and online advertising options.

Engage archaeologists & support our work

You can support our vital work safeguarding Britain's rich archaeological heritage and opening up our archaeology for all.

  • Become a corporate ambassador
  • Sponsor our programmes and projects
  • Nominate us as your charity of the year with fundraising and volunteer opportunities for your employees
  • Set up payroll and tax efficient giving schemes

To talk about partnership opportunities or for more information about our ambassadors' circle contact us on 01904 671417 or email

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