The Old Edinburgh Club is delighted to share with you details of the Jean Guild Grants programme which we are launching to support projects and research which expand what we know about the city and bring our history to life.

The Old Edinburgh Club, the city’s history society, is launching a programme of small grants for projects and research which expand what we know about the city and bring our history to life.
The Club’s President, Ted Duvall said, “We are delighted to invite proposals which may feature original research or improving access to historical resources. Or they could present existing knowledge to interest new audiences or involve Edinburgh residents in other ways.”
The pilot programme is open to local history and heritage organisations, schools and colleges and to individual researchers who may be independent or in the education sector.
Project grants may be awarded of up to £3,500 and research grants of up to £500. A wide range of activities could be supported including publications, events, exhibitions, podcasts and videos, subject guides and trails. Projects may involve making records more accessible, for example, through cataloguing and conservation and promoting their use.
Ted Duvall explained, “The programme has been made possible by the generosity of the late Jean Guild who was a senior librarian with the University of Edinburgh. We are enormously grateful to her, as we look forward to receiving lots of imaginative and exciting proposals.”
“Funds are limited, so we won’t be able to support everything. The more interesting the better. We want to enable activities that might not happen otherwise, and will have an impact.”

About the Jean Guild Grants Programme
Further details will be found at www.oldedinburghclub.org.uk/grants
Deadline for applications: 16 June 2023. A briefing for applicants will be held on Monday, 15 May.
About the Club
The Old Edinburgh Club is Edinburgh’s local history society, concerned with all aspects of the city’s history and development. For over one hundred years we have encouraged interest through lectures, visits and projects. We publish The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, renowned as an authoritative source for residents and researchers alike. Membership is open to all, whether living in Edinburgh or further afield.
The Club has funded projects in the past, such as the Southside Graveyards Project, the Bibliography of Edinburgh History and a catalogue of architectural plans submitted to the Dean of Guild covering the development of the New Town and beyond.
The Old Edinburgh Club is a Charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (SC006177).

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