THE CLEARY FUND: BUILDING RESTORATION GRANTS
Through the F. E. Cleary Heritage Fund (commonly known as The Cleary Fund), The Georgian Group gives small grants each year towards the repair and restoration of Georgian buildings and monuments in the United Kingdom. This adds a highly practical and positive dimension to the Group’s conservation work; in many instances, even though the amount of money given is small in absolute terms, the grant makes a major difference to the viability of a restoration scheme. The intention is to pump-prime schemes, prompt other sources to make grants and to fund specific elements in larger schemes.
Around five grants, averaging about £1500 each, are given annually. Grants are usually made towards the conservation of buildings in public ownership or to which there is public access, although they may occasionally be given towards other projects such as the recording of threatened buildings.
For details of grants awards from 2004 to 2010, please see the navigation bar on the left. For 2011 grants, please see pp30-32 of the Group's Annual Report, downloadable free of charge.
THE GEORGIAN GROUP/BSECS DUNSCOMBE COLT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The award, jointly funded by the Georgian Group and the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, is intended to facilitate a one-month research visit by a member of The Georgian Group to the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library in the University of Oxford. Applications will be considered from candidates seeking to research projects relating to the architecture or material culture (for example, sculpture) of the long eighteenth century (1660-1840). The award is part-funded from the proceeds of the bequest from Mrs Armida Dunscombe Colt and is named in her honour.
The 2013 inaugural fellowship was awarded to Dr Peter Lindfield-Ott (Post-Doctoral Tutor at the School of Art History, University of St Andrews and Visiting Lecturer, Kunsthochschule, University of Kassel) for research into Gothic histories and buildings of the long eighteenth century. The assessors were Dr Geoffrey Tyack, Gillian Darley and (for BSECS) Dr Berta Joncus of Goldsmiths’.
The award for 2014 will be £1,500. Closing date Friday 17 January 2014. Further details can be downloaded via the links on the right. (NB These relate to the 2013 award and will be replaced in due course by 2014 forms but in the meantime provide reliable information for those envisaging a 2014 application. They are, however, for information only and should not be used to make an application in 2014).