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.

Map of grants

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Major grant to save Durham Castle from collapse

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Pilgrim Trust grant helps leverage £1.2 million for the Prison Reform Trust

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A three-year grant from the Pilgrim Trust to run a campaign to reduce women’s imprisonment led to a 10% reduction and has helped the Prison Reform Trust win £1.2 million grant-funding from the BIG Lottery to continue and expand the work. Hear Juliet Lyons talk about the work on Women’s Hour.



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