Cadw grant-aids aspects of the work of the four regional Welsh Archaeological Trusts which provide a uniform regional archaeological service across the whole of Wales. The trusts were established in the mid-1970s and are dedicated to the effective protection, investigation, recording and promotion of the historic environment of Wales. They are independent limited companies with charitable status.
Their work includes the maintenance of regional Historic Environment Records (HERs), the provision of archaeological advice (particularly to local planning authorities), and the implementation of schemes of investigation, such as watching briefs and excavations, to mitigate the adverse impact of development on archaeological remains.
More information about the Trusts and their work can be found on their websites
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust – www.ggat.org.uk
Dyfed Archaeological Trust – www.cambria.org.uk
Gwynedd Archaeological trust – www.heneb.co.uk
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust - www.cpat.org.uk