Funding Our Work

As an organisation dedicated to promoting the study of Yorkshire’s archaeology and history, the Society is committed to increasing the resources available for the following:

  • Archaeological - research, excavation, publication
  • Historical - place and / or theme oriented investigation, publication
  • Collections - acquisition, conservation, publication

The Society’s own funds are limited, which means that whenever possible we have to increase the potential scale and effectiveness of our work by seeking support from charitable trusts and grant-giving bodies.

Gifts and legacies from private individuals are also extremely important.   They can be earmarked for one of the areas of work listed above, or made as a general donation to be used at the discretion of the Trustees for any purpose consistent with our charitable aims.   If you would like to discuss a donation, please contact one of honorary officers:  President, Secretary or Treasurer.  Otherwise, simply make use of the following options, and if possible please Gift Aid your donation.   Paypal allows you to include a message with your donation.


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Thankyou for your support

The Society wishes to record its most sincere gratitude for the financial support which it has received recently from -  

  • The Marc Fitch Foundation - grant aid for the digitisation of early volumes of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal
  • Wade’s Charity - grant aid for the digitisation project and the development of this new website
  • Contributors to the cost of purchasing additions to the Walker Collection  

The Society wishes likewise to thank the University of Leeds, and in particular the University Librarian and her staff, for taking responsibility for the future custody of our large collections of archives and printed books - putting significant pressure not only on storage space but also upon many staff who were thus called upon to handle the sudden arrival of so much additional material.  This represents a very substantial contribution to the preservation of, and provision of public access to, such a large part of Yorkshire’s collective memory.