SURREY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WINS LOTTERY AWARD
Surrey Archaeological Society has received a grant to expand its training and outreach opportunities.
The £90,000 National Lottery Grant will fund a two-year heritage project called Sustainable Impact that will be spread across various locations throughout Surrey. The project will enable in-depth training for people in the community – members and non-members – to discover more about their local heritage and help to preserve it. Training activities will include workshops and field sessions in geophysical surveying, excavation skills and assessing the condition of monuments, as well as opportunities which are desk-based.
Project Officer, Dr Anne Sassin, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the group to enhance their skills in order to carry out research and fieldwork projects across the county, including working more closely in the community to introduce young people to what archaeology really is”.
Activities and events will also take place for families and groups of young people to get involved and dig test pits in their own communities.
“We want to engage with as many local groups as possible and work together to promote the county’s unique past,” the society explains. Visit surreyarchaeology. org.uk to find out more.