The latest news at The Pilgrim Trust

The Young Women’s Mental Health programme re-opens in June 2022.

We are so pleased to announce after a successful first year that our Young Women’s Mental Health programme is opening for its second round of applications.

We set up the young women’s mental health programme to help improve the mental health of women aged 16-25 in the UK. We’ve committed £5 million in funding over five years (2021-2026). Our grants go to organisations that increase young women’s access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services.

Grants of £60,000 to £90,000 spread across three years are available. Charities need to be working in Northern Ireland or the North East or North West of England to be eligible.

What happens next? There are three steps you can take if you are interested in funding.

1. Read the funding guidelines to learn more and check your eligibility.

2. Sign up to our Meet the Funder online event on Thursday 8 June at 11am UK time. Hear from Grants Manager, Sonja, and Director, Sue all about the programme, our work and examples of previously successful grants.

3. If you think your project is a good fit, book a conversation with our Grants Manager between 1 June to 29 July. During this conversation, you can discuss your project and we can answer any questions you might have. You can book a conversation with our Grants Manager by filling in this short form (form opens on 1 June).

Please do pass on the info above to anyone else you know who may be interested!


In other news…


Our Preservation and Scholarship grants for March 2022!

We’re delighted to announce our 13 awards from the last Trustee meeting in March 2022, where we granted £198,480 from our Preservation and Scholarship fund. Historic towers were a theme this quarter – with three urgent grants for remedial repairs for Shenstone Tower, Beckford Tower and the Archbishop Palace’s Tower.

Another focus was funding professional surveys and reports to help larger capital projects, for example funding fabric condition surveys of the Marlowe Kit. Train enthusiasts will be pleased to see our support of the West Somerset Railway and preserving the Blue Anchor station’s historical features. Finally we’ve supported three museums with various preservation projects – unlocking Roman archives at the Tullie House Museum & Gallery, re-thatching Glencoe Folks Museum’s two heather roofs and saving a neo-classical tomb in the Garden Museum’s front garden.

You can find out more about these grants and more by clicking here. Remember as an open and transparent funder, you can find all our past grants data here.

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