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The CBA is reliant on voluntary income from individuals, members and supporting organisations to continue our valuable work for archaeology across the UK.
We are engaged in many projects across the UK to achieve our goal of “Archaeology for All”. We are working on your behalf to improve the status and protection of the UK’s archaeology whilst encouraging, promoting and providing opportunities for everyone to learn from the UK’s shared archaeological legacy. This all costs money and we need your help to support this work and help us to do more!
We are a modestly sized organisation with only 27 employees and an income and expenditure of around £1 million a year.
The majority of our expenditure, 97%, goes directly on our charitable activities, only a tiny 1% is spent on vital Governance and the remaining 2% on generating income. Visit the CBA’s Charity Commission page for further information on this. Every employee at the CBA strives to keep costs low and we involve volunteers wherever possible to carry out our activities.
In the past 65 years we have achieved some magnificent steps forward for archaeology in the UK, for example:
- The CBA realised the value of aerial photographs to archaeology and negotiated with the RAF to make their huge library of aerial photographs available to archaeologists.
- The CBA set up the first Industrial Archaeology Congress in the world in 1959.
- The CBA introduced the concept of historic urban areas and a list of historic towns originally identified by CBA is still cited.
Visit the CBA History pages to learn more about our role in shaping the way British archaeology is cared for and appreciated by many.
To ensure that we can continue to innovate and keep archaeology on the agenda achieving even more, we must seek continual support from individuals and organisations as passionate about archaeology as we are. We need your help!
Members, subscribers and supporters are incredibly important for the CBA and we would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to you all!
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