Dig Deep for YAC
What is Dig Deep for YAC?
YAC is part of the Council for British Archaeology. The CBA, like many organisations and charities, is facing a challenging financial future. The withdrawal of its main source of public funding has had a major impact on the organisation’s finances. The CBA has previously subsidised YAC for both the YAC UK membership package and the YAC Branch network but this is no longer possible. We have secured short term, tapering funds from English Heritage to continue to support YAC Branches, and we are hugely grateful to English Heritage for this.
We believe that YAC offers a fantastic range of opportunities for young people to get into archaeology, and are determined to make sure that we can continue to support them and the more than 400 volunteers who give up their time to make the YAC Branches work.
To do this, we have created the Dig Deep For YAC fundraising campaign.
How can I support the Dig Deep for YAC Campaign?
- A key message of the campaign remains membership growth. If YAC UK membership numbers increase not only will it support itself and give us ways to further improve the membership package, it will also generate additional money that can be channelled back into the YAC Branch network. Taking out a YAC UK or CBA membership will make a big difference to our future. YAC UK membership gives young people access to archaeological knowledge, fun competitions to enter - including the chance to win a place on a dig - activities to try at home and a chance to have their say on archaeological issues and stories.
- Adopt a Branch
- Our volunteer YAC Leaders give a staggering 37,000 hours of their own time each year and work with thousands of young people. In order to maintain and grow this fantastic resource for young people and volunteers we need your support. The ‘Adopt a Branch’ campaign is designed to support the entire YAC network and our Adopt a Branch pages show just what your money will support and how an adoption could benefit you in return. ‘Adopt a Branch’ today!
- We at YAC HQ have planned a number of fundraising events in recent times, such as our Roman City Wall Walk and Hadrian’s Wall Walk. The YAC London Camden Branch also planned a fundraising event and completed their fantastic Medieval London Wall Walk. If you would like to organise your own fundraising event to support YAC’s work then our FUNdraising pages will give you inspiration, top tips for a successful event and all the materials you need.
- All donations, no matter how big or small, will make a big difference to YAC’s work. Our online donation guide explains how you can donate to YAC, including how to set up a regular giving amount; you really can make a difference!
Your support of YAC and this campaign is incredibly important and we would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone!
Supporters of the ‘Dig Deep for YAC’ Campaign
We are very grateful to the Royal Archaeological Institute for their ongoing support of ‘Dig Deep for YAC’.
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