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Getting started with your application...

Before making your application, you should read all the information on this page. If you have any queries, please contact Jane Fortuna.

It is a condition of all grants awarded that the Classical Association's support be recognised in any literature and that a report be provided of how the funds were used, including final accounts and any receipts where appropriate. All grant applications and reports should be submitted by email.

When to apply

All grants are awarded by the Grants Committee. The committee considers applications at four meetings during the year. The deadlines for applications are:

1 March

1 June

1 September

1 December

You should submit your application by email in time for the appropriate deadline, making sure that you apply for a deadline which is at least three months before the start of your event. The Grants Committee can make awards for up to £2,000. Applications which exceed this amount are passed to Council for decision. If you are applying for more than £2,000, you must submit your application in time for either the March or September deadlines.

Writing your application...

When making your application, please consider the following:

Be specific. What exactly are you asking the Classical Association to contribute? People often feel squeamish about stating an exact amount, but this demonstrates to us that you have a well-planned budget and actually makes it easier for us to award funds.

What is your target audience? Is your event aimed at schoolchildren or graduate students? Professional academics or interested members of the public? What is your expected attendance?

All applications for conferences should include a programme and a copy of your call for papers.

If your conference is large enough that we require a budget, you should expect to break even before you count the CA contribution. If you are budgetting for student bursaries, please remember that any bursaries counted in your income must also be shown in your expenditure. Don't forget to include details of any other sources of funding you have applied for.



If you are successful in your application, you will be asked to provide a grant report after the event. Please use the appropriate grant report form. If there are any unused funds left over from the CA grant, these must be returned to the Association.

Now that you've read everything...

By now, you should know what we can and can't support, the deadlines for applications and what you need to include in your report should your application be successful. To proceed with your application, you will need to complete the appropriate application form. If you are applying on behalf of a summer school, please take time at this point in your application to familiarise yourself with the report form too.

Click here to download the appropriate application form

Good luck!


If your application is successful, don't forget that you will also need to submit a report after the event too. Please take the time now to familiarise yourself with the report form. This is especially important for summer school applications.