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Vectis Archaeological Trust

Grants for Isle of Wight Museums or Archaeological Sites

Please note: Owing to the Corona Virus
Grants are now closed until 2023.

Terms and conditions

  1. VAT operates a non-discriminatory policy; any grants awarded will be given to organisations who meet the funding criteria and the academic relevance/merit regarding their application. All grants are awarded at the discretion of the trustees.

  2. Grants up to a maximum value of 2000.00 can be awarded as and when the Trusts funds permit, to support Isle of Wight museums or archaeological sites with the cost of one-off or ongoing projects relating to the presentation, conservation or study of the Islands history.

  3. Applicants can be the owner or director of a museum or archaeological site, an organisation that supports the work of a museum or archaeological site, or an individual acting on behalf of a museum or archaeological site.

  4. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant prior to the proposed expenditure and will be required to submit receipts for goods or work carried out as part of the project. It is expected that grants will normally be spent within a year of their award. Any grant monies remaining at the end of the project should be returned to Vectis Archaeological Trust.

  5. Applicants must apply to the Honorary Secretary, using the application form below.

  6. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a short illustrated report on the use of the grant, suitable for publication on the Trust's website or an agreed alternative such as a talk at one of the Trust's meetings. An acknowledgement of the financial contribution from VAT should also be publicly displayed as appropriate.

  7. Applications will be considered by the board of Trustees at the next Trustees meeting that takes place after receipt of an application. Candidates will be notified of the Trustee's decision as soon as possible after that meeting. The Trustees decision is final.

To apply for a grant please click on the link below

Application Form

When filled in, please send completed application forms via email to
The Honorary Secretary, Dr David Tomalin,
at or by post to:
Vectis Archaeological Trust, Brading Roman Villa,
Morton Old Road, Brading, PO36 0PH.

Please note: Owing to the Covid19 virus
our postal mailbox is temporarily out of use


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