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 Pilgrim Trust's war time project 'Recording Britain'

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UK Justice Policy Review

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The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies recently published its third annual UK Justice Policy Review.  The Review investigates key criminal justice developments in the UK between May 2012 and May 2013.  Using Ministry of Justice data, the Review highlights the extent to which contracts for prison and probation have been concentrated in the hands of a few large multinationals and voluntary sector organisations.   Two companies, G4S and Serco, earned almost £600 million between May 2010 and October 2012.  In percentage terms, that works out at nearly 40% of NOMS total spending over the period.


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