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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Funding for St Christopher's the first hospice in the UK founded by Cicely Saunders

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New Trustees for the Pilgrim Trust in 2016

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The Pilgrim Trust welcomed three new trustees in 2016, Caroline Butler, David Barrie and Simon Antrobus.

Caroline is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford and member of their Investment Committee and a Trustee of the ArtFund.  David Barrie has served in the Diplomatic Service and the Cabinet Office, and as Director of the Art Fund. He chaired Make Justice Work and has advised Chatham House on drug policy reform. Simon Antrobus has been appointed Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need from 1 November 2016. Previously he was the Chief Executive for Addaction, and before that was Chief Executive of Clubs for Young People – now called Ambition.

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