Grants

The Pilgrim Trust has two grant streams.

 

Our Preservation and Scholarship fund aims to preserve the fabric of historically important buildings and to conserve significant collections and artefacts. We want present and future generations to enjoy the rich and diverse heritage found throughout the UK.

 

Our Social Change fund aims to support the life chances and wellbeing of vulnerable people in the UK. After a strategic review in 2020, we have opened our new five-year funding programme: Young Women and Mental Health PLUS.  This aims to improve the mental health of young women through increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health provision. Please note: this grant stream is now closed.

Preservation and Scholarship Fund

We are committed to preserving the United Kingdom’s unique heritage for the benefit of future generations mainly through the repair and restoration of important historic buildings particularly those at risk; the conservation of significant collections and artefacts; and the promotion of knowledge through academic research.

We make grants available through one of two schemes, the Main Grant Fund and the Small Grant Fund. The Main Grant Fund is our primary grant outlet and distributes approximately 90% of our annual grant budget. If your project fits our funding criteria, you can apply for sums above £5,000 through this scheme. The Small Grant Fund is reserved for requests of £5,000 or less.

Funding is always open and you can find out more here.

 

Social Change Fund

The Young Women and Mental Health PLUS fund aims to help improve the mental health of young women (16-25) in the UK through increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. The programme supports charities that develop and deliver best practice, offer services that focus on the whole person, are age and gender informed and strive for substantive equality. This replaces our previous Social Welfare fund.

This funding round is now closed but you can view further details here.

 

Quick links:

I want to apply for to the Preservation and Scholarship fund

I want to learn more about the Young Women and Mental Health PLUS fund

 

Image with kind permission of The Fitzwilliam Museum