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Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Founded 1855

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The Society currently offers three types of grants - Research, Acquisition and Public Heritage - the details of which are below. Detailed guidance notes and application forms can be found in the column on the right. To download applications forms and guidance notes click the link to open the document in PDF format, and then download.

Research Grants

The Society has always been keen to encourage research, and its publications contain the results of such research. Occasionally the Society itself has promoted research projects, but on the whole individual members carry out research over a period of time, sometimes resulting in books or papers in Transactions.

Over the years sums of money have been left to the Society to encourage research and this money forms the Research Fund to which members and others can apply for grants.

If you wish to apply for a grant please read the Research Grant Guidance Notes. If you feel your project is eligible please complete the Research Grant Application Form and send it to 'Research Fund Committee, LAHS, The Guildhall, Leicester. LE1 5FQ' by email to: grantapplications@lahs.org.uk

Acquisition Grants

This emergency fund exists to support the purchase of historic items by accredited organisations that have significant value to the Heritage of Leicester and Leicestershire. This can include historic and archaeological objects (including Treasure), paintings, archival material (including photographic) and other materials that are considered to be relevant.

If you wish to apply for a grant please read the Acquisition Grant Guidance Notes. If you feel your intended purchase is eligible please complete the Acquisition Grant Application Form and email it to: acquisitions@lahs.org.uk


Public Heritage Fund

The Society has now established a Public Heritage Fund: this fund exists to provide grants to history and heritage societies and projects within Leicestershire and Rutland, which will enable engagement with, and the presentation of research to, the general public. Please download the guidance notes for further details. An application form can also be downloaded.

Please contact the Public Heritage Fund by emailing: phfund@lahs.org.uk