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

The grants awarded in previous years are in Grants given .

The deadline for grant applications in 2020 is now passed. The next round of grants will be in 2021, with the deadline sometime in September 2021.

The forms for applications and any updated guidelines in 2021 will be posted on this page in May 2021. The previous forms and guidelines below are for guidance only, and must not be used.

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, either a draft text or a project report.

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

If applicants require further guidance, questions can be directed to the CoLAT Secretary:

John Schofield
2 Carthew Villas
W6 0BS


Documents for download

Here are the Guidelines, Application Form and Referee Report Form for 2020, but for general guidance only. They will be replaced by others in May 2021. Applicants must then use the new forms, and be aware that the Guidelines may change.