Welcome to Hampshire Archives Trust

The Hampshire Archives Trust (HAT) is a member-led charity that works to support and promote Hampshire’s rich archival heritage. We deliver this work by giving grants, through education and events, and developing local history networks – preserving memories for the future. HAT works closely with and supports the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester, the Southampton Archives and the Portsmouth History Centre which between them hold archive collections dating back over 1000 years from across Hampshire. You can help to save important local archives by applying to us for a grant to fund your project, becoming a HAT member or making a donation.

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Want to buy an interesting and thoughtful gift for someone this Christmas? Why not buy them a Hampshire Archives Trust membership? It’s so easy.
= figures below relate to grants awarded since January 2019

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Grants Awarded

£ 64000

Projects Funded


Success Rate

40 %

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As Member you will be making a tangible contribution to the preservation of important local archives in Hampshire. In addition to this HAT Members are invited to exclusive Hampshire local history events and discounted rates to other HAT and HAT partner events.


Make a Financial Gift

By making a financial gift to the HAT you are directly funding the preservation of valuable local history archives for future generations. The HAT awards grants to local history projects which are judged to be of particular historical value in Hampshire. Whether you’d like to make a one-off donation, leave a legacy in your will or make a regular donation, it is very straight-forward. 

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