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Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Founded 1855

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The Society currently offers two types of grants - Research and Acquisition - 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 click the link and select 'Save As'.

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 (click link and select 'Save As') and send it to Prof. Marilyn Palmer, 63 Sycamore Drive, Groby, Leicester, LE6 0EW, or 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 (click link and select 'Save As') and email it to: grantapplications@lahs.org.uk