Cowbridge History Society

Cowbridge History Society Grants

Cowbridge History Society has its origins in the early 1970s. The current Society was formed from the merger of the Cowbridge and District Local History Society and the Cowbridge Record Society in 2013. Today it has nearly 90 members. Its main objectives are to provide a series of lectures and talks, to conduct research and publish the history of the local area and to make visits to places of historical interest. It manages the History Room in Old Hall in Cowbridge, a repository of many documents and photographs of the town and the rural Vale of Glamorgan. It is a registered charity.

The Society wishes to support the efforts of those carrying out research into any aspect of the history of this area, with the exception of personal genealogical searches. Two categories of researcher may be supported:

  1. those in the age group 14 to 18 years of age, studying for GCSE or A level or their equivalent; and
  2. those over 18 years of age.

Funds are limited and grants will be small: a maximum of £50 for category 1 and a maximum of £250 for category 2. Funds could be used, for example, for local travel expenses, photocopying, archive searches, material costs, etc.

Applications are invited on the official form which can be obtained by emailing, part of which asks applicants to set out their aims and objectives of the research and stating how any sum awarded would assist their work.

Completed forms should be sent to:

Hon. Secretary, Dick Tonkin
Porth Y Felin
Town Mill Road
Cowbridge CF71 7BE

or by email to:

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