The Trust has supported more than 10 UK polar institutions with grant aid of £414,000 towards outreach and education projects. Outside the UK, we have assisted the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust and the South Georgia Museum.

The financial resources generated from the successful shop operation at Port Lockroy have also enabled us to develop a strong public engagement programme. We have given financial assistance of £308,000 to purchase key Antarctic artefacts at auction to safeguard them for the public. These often include iconic items from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, such as Scott’s sledging flag, Shackleton’s boat compass, Macklin’s journal and Cheetham’s manuscript diaries.

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

The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust works to conserve Antarctic buildings and artefacts, and to promote and encourage public interest in Antarctic heritage.

Grant applications are reviewed at the Trustees’ Board Meetings. Each application will be considered and its merit will determine whether or the degree of an award made. If you would like to apply for a grant from the Trust please complete the Grant Application form and return it to the Trust (details contained within form).

The Trust is pleased to have been able to assist financially the following organisations:

British Antarctic Survey and BAS Club

Dundee Heritage Trust
Dundee Heritage Trust

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

The Captain Scott Society

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

Edgar Evans Statue Appeal
Fairlynch Museum

Haslemere Museum

Mawson's Huts Foundation

Natural History Museum

National Maritime Museum

New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust

The Oates Museum

Royal Geographical Society

Scott Polar Research Institute

Torquay Museum

In addition raised funds to acquire artefacts which come to auction and donate them to institutions such as those above.