The Mick Aston Archaeology Fund (MAAF) offered grants to voluntary groups, societies and individuals from England and Wales, to support new or existing innovative research projects, that enhance the understanding of the local heritage, through the direct involvement of the community.
The Mick Aston Archaeology Fund is currently closed.
Project case studies
One of our former successful projects shared their experience:
The Church Meadow Ewell Project was jointly run by the Surrey Archaeological Society and Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society.
The site sits on the north-eastern extent of the Romano British settlement alongside Stane Street. The grant used was to help with the hire of equipment and provide site facilities for the army of 70 volunteers during the three weeks of excavations.
A particular aim of this project was to retrieve and process environmental samples giving the organisers the opportunity to run training sessions for volunteers.
You can also see more selected projects that have been awarded grants from the Mick Aston Archaeology Fund here.