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Recharging British Archaeology

Recharging British Archaeology

Support for community archaeology groups with video conferencing costs

Does your group need help with the costs of hosting online meetings? Supported by Historic England, the CBA is offering small grants to help with video conferencing licensing costs for community archaeology groups and groups for young people, including Young Archaeologists Club branches. The funding is part of Recharging British Archaeology, our project to help people keep participating in archaeology and to help groups recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know that many groups are successfully using video conferencing to host lectures and group meetings. But we have also heard from some groups who feel restricted by the terms of their current package, and are struggling to meet the costs of upgrading. We can offer financial support to enable groups to meet the software costs associated with expanding their online offer. This might include inviting more attendees to attend talks, hosting an AGM or improving the way members can interact during sessions.  

We have £1250 to distribute in total, and groups can apply for a maximum of £150.

How to apply

  • To apply, you must be a voluntary archaeology group based in England and your organisation must be a member of the CBA. Groups for both adults and young people are eligible to apply.
  • Please fill in the attached application form, and send it to
  • Our maximum grant is £150, but we can part-fund more expensive licenses
  • We can fund short-term licenses for a one-off event such as an AGM or special lecture, or 12 month licenses. All licenses must be paid for in advance by the group or a representative and we will require receipts to reimburse you.
  • We will allocate the funding in two batches, to enable us to give a speedier response to groups with an immediate need.
  • Our first application deadline is midday on 15 December 2020 and successful applicants will be notified by 18 December.
  • Our second and final application deadline is midday on Tuesday 5th January 2021 and successful applicants will be notified by 11 January
  • All funding must be claimed by Monday 18 January



Recharging British Archaeology

Small grants: support for video conferencing costs

Applicant name:


Applicant’s position in organisation

Applicant email address:

Organisation website and/or social media details:

Please tell us how you wish to expand your use of online meetings and how this will benefit your members (max 200 words)




Your grant request 

Please tell us how much you wish to apply for and how you want to use it.




Our maximum grant is £150, but we can part-fund more expensive licenses. If the total cost is higher than £150 please also include it here. Please tell us what software you are planning to purchase, and whether your application is for a 12-month license, or for a shorter time. Please note that you will be required to pay for the license in advance and submit receipts so that we can reimburse you. Please include VAT in your costings, if you cannot reclaim it. Ensure that you have checked and submit an accurate costing not an estimate, as we will not be able to pay more than the amount requested here.


Your financial position

Please briefly outline what your financial position is, and why you need this support. Please tell us if you have any reserves, and how your income has been affected by the pandemic.





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