In addition to managing heritage sites on the Antarctic Peninsula, we have operated a grants programme. We gave money to organisations with an interest in sharing the stories of British endeavour in Antarctica.

We have supported a whole range of projects and we were interested in hearing from any organisation who had an idea for a project which furthered our organisational aims:

  • Preserving and enhancing the unique physical heritage of human endeavour in Antarctica to the highest standards, in the UK, in Antarctica and beyond.
  • Inspiring people to pursue a lifelong engagement with the legacy of the pioneers of British Antarctic science and exploration.

All our grants were funded through income generated from donations, legacies, the support of visitors to Port Lockroy and the ‘Friends of Antarctica’.

Moving forward we are developing a 2020 Programme to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica and we will be open to receiving applications which support this programme.  Further details will be announced shortly.

Fulfilling our Mission

UKAHT supports UK and overseas organisations with grant aid towards outreach and education projects that fulfill our mission.  

The principles for UKAHT’s grant giving are enshrined in its mission statement: 

The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust exists to advance the preservation, enhancement and promotion of British Antarctic heritage to engage, inform and inspire a global audience. 


Grant Applications

UKAHT is developing a 2020 Project plan to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica in 1820!  Grant applications have been suspended, but we will be open to receive applications which will support our 2020 programme.  

It is planned to launch the 2020 programme shortly and further details will be available then.



Current Projects

Find out more about the exciting heritage projects that we are supporting and are happening right now.

Past Projects

Learn more about past projects that have been given grant aid by UKAHT and their successful outcomes.

Previous Grants Awarded

Take a look back through past projects that have been awarded UKAHT Grants.

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Press Enquiries

We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.