Protected Wreck Award

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Protected Wreck Site Support Grant – £500 (or £600 to be spent on dive equipment in Go-Dive Ltd)

MSDS Marine are pleased to be able to offer two annual grant awards for maritime archaeology in the UK.

The MSDS Marine Protected Wreck Award was first launched in 2018 to help support Licensees and their teams. 2018 was the 45th anniversary of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. This represents over 45 years of Licensees and their teams volunteering their time and enthusiasm to help ensure the wreck sites are enjoyed, researched and protected. Licensees and their teams have played a huge role in the careers of all MSDS Marine staff. They have inspired us, taught us and helped us develop our skills and to recognise this we would like to give something back.

We recognise the enormous contribution made by volunteers to marine archaeology in the UK and would like to help support their work financially as well as with the practical advice and guidance and support we already give. Awards are designed to assist with specific costs incurred by volunteers working on sites protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and other heritage legislation. Do you need new equipment, is there training you would benefit from? We are happy to consider anything that would help you! All team members are eligible to apply for the award providing they have the support of the Principal Licensee for the site. On completion of their work, the successful candidates must submit a 500 word blog, and at least three images, for publication on the MSDS Marine website detailing what the award has been used for. Submissions will be judged by MSDS Marine in consultation with the Heritage Agencies.

In 2020 the closing date for applications is Friday 30th October 2020.

Download Application Form