Grants & Public Programme
In addition to managing heritage sites on the Antarctic Peninsula, we support organisations with an interest in sharing the stories of British endeavour in Antarctica through a grant programme.
Our grants have directly helped to preserve the unique physical heritage of human endeavour in Antarctica, and through which have inspired people around the world to pursue a lifelong interest with this fascinating continent.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica in 2020, we will launch a new cultural programme to engage a larger and more diverse audience with the stories, history and heritage we share. Our aim is to present inspirational experiences to inspire more people with the wonder of this unique place on our planet.
The programme will reflect on how the world sees and understands Antarctica today. We want to inspire people to think differently about Antarctica and the heritage we share – to see how human interactions with this continent have shifted from one of discovery, expedition and exploitation to one of preservation, scientific advancement and hope for a future.
Our grants and public programme are made possible through the generous donations and legacies, the contributions by visitors to Port Lockroy and the ‘Friends of Antarctica’ and also through direct support from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Polar Regions).