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Pilgrim Trust grants awarded

We are also pleased to share all the details of who and what we funded in March 2021 across both our categories: Social Welfare and Preservation and Scholarship.

Preservation and Scholarship
From helping preserve the ‘Frankfurt kitchen’ at the V&A collection to helping create a new exhibiton about the ‘Secret Listeners’ in Trent Park House, we are thrilled to share the twelve organisations and projects we are funding this quarter.

All our grants help repair, maintain and preserve the fabric of important historical buildings and objects for all future generations to enjoy, such as helping update the systems of the ‘Waverley’, the world’s last ocean going paddle steamer! Larger grants of over £5,000 can also work as part of multi-funding strategies to help preserve and develop larger heritage and historical projects. For example, we are granting £30,000 to Lord Leycester’s Hospital to help restore their medieval buildings, and this is part of a wider project to develop the entire heritage attraction in Warwickshire.

Learn more about our grants here.


Social Welfare
Covid-19 has put many of social change and welfare projects and charities under even more pressure – and our funding aims to help manage increased demand for these services, alongside our usual funding strategies. We are funding six charities this quarter and two of these will directly build capacity to tackle increased demand from the global pandemic. For instance Eating Matters will receive £5,000 to help increase the number of counsellors specialising in eating disorders working for them, after their waiting lists trepled over the past few months.

We are also delighted to see many multi-year programmes going ahead that aim to make holistic and long term interventions for vulnerable women and girls. Sunbeams London will receive £20,000 to help them build an 18-24 month programme to provide early intervention and support for 90 vulnerable young girls within the Orthodox Jewish community.

Learn more about our grants here.


In other news…

Voices from Lockdown

Agenda publishes Voices from Lockdown, the final report following a year long research study into the impact of the national lockdown on the lives of women and girls, funded by the Pilgrim Trust’. Find out more here.