NZAA is pleased to announce the first call for applications for grants from the Tony Walton Fund. Tony Walton was the NZAA central Filekeeper for nearly 30 years, a scrupulous worker and a long-time advocate of the Site Recording Scheme.
Tony was largely responsible for CINZAS, the first computerised index of recorded sites, which was the forerunner of ArchSite.
On his death in 2008 Tony left a generous bequest to the Association to be used for projects relating to the promotion and use of the Site Recording Scheme. NZAA Council made the decision to invest the principal, add any other donations received, and distribute the interest and other accrued funds. We are now in a position to start making small grants. Students, amateurs and professionals are all eligible.
Grants will be made to enable and assist in any work that promotes site recording, records new sites, and/or updates old records (especially those missed by the Upgrade Project). Work in areas of the country that have yet to have any survey work carried out is encouraged. The grants are intended to help cover costs directly associated with field work (transport, food, etc.), rather than wages. At present applications for up to $500 are called for, with $1000 available in the first round.
Grants of less than the amount sought may be made.
The criteria are:
- Applicants must be a member of NZAA.
- Applications must be accompanied by a project outline, including expected outcomes.
- A focus on site recording must be central to the project.
- Applications must be accompanied by a budget.
- Site records must be completed or updated on ArchSite within 6 months of the award of the grant.
- A short report or paper on the work must be submitted to AINZ within 6 months of the award of the grant.