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).

Grant Enquires

We will be working with a range of organisations across the UK to deliver our exciting plans for 2020 and beyond. 

If you or your organisation are interested in being involved please email for more details.


Past Projects and Grants Awarded

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

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Press Enquiries

We love to talk about 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, would like to arrange an interview, use our images or films, or want to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then get in touch.

For all press enquiries, please contact or +44 (0) 203 411 28 89. For urgent press enquires out of office hours, please call +44 (0) 203 2 89 89 01.