Education bursary established by the Norwich Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust (HEART) Education bursary established by the Norwich Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust (HEART)

Photograph of Harry Watson, smiling and wearing glasses.Harry Watson was a popular and hard-working former Norwich City Councillor and former Lord Mayor who died in May 2004 after a long illness. A respected Councillor, Harry worked tirelessly for the City of Norwich and was a passionate advocate for its heritage resources, having been a Director of the Norfolk and Norwich Heritage Trust and Chairman of the Norwich Preservation Trust.

As a tribute to Harry's memory, endorsed by his family and close colleagues, The Harry Watson Heritage Education Bursary has been established by the Norwich Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust (HEART). The Bursary provides annual grants for research and publication on aspects of the history of the City or for the undertaking of specific heritage projects.

The Bursary is managed by Norwich HEART and administered by the School of History at the University of East Anglia. Funding for the Bursary is provided on an annual basis by HEART, the City Council and the Town Close Charity.

  • Preference will be given to individuals and groups living and based in Norwich and Norfolk
  • The maximum individual grant in any one year will be £3,000 but we would consider applications for smaller amounts
  • From July 2009 application will be considered twice yearly – in July and February. The deadlines for application are June 30th and January 31st respectively
  • It is a condition of the Bursary that HEART will be entitled to publish the results of the research.

Applications for the bursary should be in writing (no more than 2 pages of A4) giving details of the subject that will be covered and how the bursary will be used and sent to:

Michael Loveday
Norwich HEART
PO Box 3130

If you want to discuss an application informally before applying please contact Nick Williams or Michael Loveday at HEART -, or call 01603 305575.