Association for Industrial Archaeology - Restoration Grants
Thanks to a series of generous donations the AIA can make available Restoration Grants of up to £20,000for a range of historic and industrial archaeology restoration projects.
Criteria for awarding the grants:
- The grant is for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK;
- The application will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact,or a cohesive collection of artefacts such as machine-tools in a workshop.
- There will be a time limit of three years from the date of the offer to the start of work, with a completion date of five years. Beyond this time unspent monies will be returned to the grant pot.
From 2020 onwards the available Grants pot is divided into two categories:
- Major projects where the maximum grant that can be awarded is £20,000. The grant from the AIA must be a significant part of the total project cost, not just a small contribution to a very large project, so that the AIA grant has real impact. The AIA would not normally fund projects where their grant represents less than 20% of the total project costs;
- Small projects are allocated at least 20% of the available funds. The grant limit is £7,500, for which the total cost of the project, excluding the value of volunteer labour, must not exceed £10,000.
Application form: Further information and guidelines are available to download from the website. Applications should be no more than four sides of A4.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31st March in each year
Contact: The Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA), Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DX
Telephone: 01952 416026