Our aim is to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

We do this by supporting projects where our funds will make the greatest impact. We are also interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources.

We aim to be flexible while at the same time staying within our overall priorities.

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Grant of £100,000 to start the Historic Churches Trust (now the National Churches Trust)

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park Winner of the Museum of the Years 2014 - hosts Ai Weiwei exhibition in restored chapel

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The Pilgrim Trust made a contribution to the £500,00 restoration project and over the last nine months the Georgian chapel has been transformed into a unique and versatile gallery space. The current exhibition features Ai Weiwei’s Iron Tree, 2013, a majestic six-metre high sculpture, Fairytale-1001 Chairs, 2007-14, is presented inside the chapel with two other works:the porcelain Ruyi, 2012,  and marble sculpture Lantern, 2014, are also exhibited.

The sculptures shown within the chapel relate to ideas about freedom and the individual.



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