Apply for a grant

CoLAT supports all kinds of archaeological work, and the exhibition of archaeological sites, within the City of London and its environs.

Important information for applicants

Applications for use in 2018 are now closed. The dates for applications in 2018 for use in 2019 will be posted here in the middle of 2018. The grants awarded in previous years are in Grants given.

Applications to CoLAT must be made on the CoLAT Grant Application form. All applicants must read and follow the Guidelines for Applicants. See the required documents below.

CoLAT prefers to concentrate on educational or research activities, within or in addition to existing research frameworks; but assistance with survey and excavation projects may be requested.


Cover of Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from excavations in London

One of the many publications supported by CoLAT

Applicants must ask one referee for a reference for an application. This should be somebody in any walk of life who can give an accurate and fair opinion on your project. You must send the Referee Report Form to the referee, and ask that person to send the reference, in confidence, to the Secretary before the submission date for your application. If the reference does not arrive in time, your application will not be considered. The reference is confidential and will not be divulged by CoLAT. It is up to the applicant to ensure that the reference arrives at CoLAT on time.

Claiming the grant

A CoLAT grant is payable by sending an invoice to CoLAT at the end of the work, with documented proof that the work has been done.

In the documents section below is a good example of a recent project report which was attached to the claim form; a project on Roman lamps in London. We have removed the financial details of the project which were attached. This can be used as a model.

Further information

People digging on the Thames foreshore

Thames Discovery Programme members at work. TDP projects have been supported by CoLAT grants

If, after reading the documents below, applicants require further guidance, questions can be directed to the CoLAT Secretary:

John Schofield
2 Carthew Villas
W6 0BS


Documents for download

The Application Form for grant applications to be considered in December 2018, for grants to be used in 2019, will be posted here in the middle of 2018.