The Pilgrim Trust

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for projects in the UK concerned with heritage preservation and social welfare, especially improving the life chances of vulnerable members of society (particularly women and girls). The Trustees are particularly keen to assist projects which have encountered difficulties in raising funds from other sources, and to fund projects which will make a significant impact in their chosen area.

Who can apply? The following organisations within all regions within the United Kingdom (except Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) can apply:

  • Registered charities in the United Kingdom.
  • Organisations that are exempt from registration and recognised public bodies.
  • Registered Friendly Societies.

Trustees are keen to support areas of the country where financial support from other sources is difficult to obtain and welcome collaboration between organisations.

Grant amount: There are two levels of funding:

  • Small grants of less than £5,000.
  • Main grant scheme of more than £5,000.

There is no average grant. The Trust receives more applications than 'it can possibly fund', and on average, only one in five of all appeals that fit within the guidelines is successful. Generally, grants are not given for more than three years.

Application process: An online application form and guidelines can be found on the Trust's website. Applicants must register with Flexigrant, the new online system, and complete the Stage 1 application form. Groups that are successful with their stage 1 application will be invited to submit a full application form (stage 2).

Deadline: Not specified

Contact information: Tel 020 7834 6510, Email:

Website address: The Pilgrim Trust

£1000.01 to £10,000
Registered Charity