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Small Grants Programme

Our most recent recipient of an INTO Small Grant is the Sierra Leone Monuments and Relics Commission for an awareness raising project on Bunce Island, site of European slave trade operations and which is currently on the World Heritage Tentative List.

We are delighted to support this project about which more information can be found here.















INTO Small Grants can be up to £1,700 and are open to INTO members in good standing.  Projects might include formal training for staff, developing a community event, or publishing an informational leaflet.  50% match funding is required, which can include “in kind” resources of staff time or other organisational resources.

The Current Round of Funding is now open until November 30, 2016.  You can read our Guidelines and Application Form

Pupils from Nyamuka Primary fire their pots

Pupils from Nyamuka Primary fire their pots

Last year, we awarded Small Grants to the National Trust of Zimbabwe and the Portuguese National Trust.   The former was a Cultural Education Heritage Project at the Rhodes Nyanga Historical Exhibition engaging local communities and schools in practical craft skill projects, such as sculpture, spinning, weaving and pottery (see above).  An update on the project can be found in Catherine’s blog below.

  • The Next Round of the Small Grant Program opens – call for proposals Proposals to the Small Grants Program are now open and will remain open until November 30, 2016. The maximum available in this round is: £1700.   Find out more and apply CLICK HERE.
  • Sierra Leone National Trust – Small Grant Program Success This is a unique INTO-supported program to raise awareness of the Slave Trade sourced though Bunce Island (“a wharehouse of Humanity”) to enable these issues to be highlighted at source for the first time we think in West Africa. The Island had been abandoned for some 200 years. Our new member Sierra Leone National Trust ...
  • And the winner is … INTO Small Grants Programme, July 2016 We are pleased to announce the award of an INTO Small Grant to the Sierra Leone Monuments and Relics Commission, our newest members.   The grant will support an awareness raising campaign on Bunce Island, the site of European slave trade operations in the 17th to 19th Centuries which is currently on the World Heritage Tentative List. Bunce Island sent as ...
  • Small Grants, Big Impacts (Weekly Blog, 7 February 2016) A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General We are about to launch the next round of our Small Grants Programme (check the website for details).   This scheme provides small scale but catalytic support for members of the INTO family, with a particular focus on knowledge transfer. I was therefore thrilled to receive on Sunday morning an update from the ...
  • TEIA publishes the 2nd edition of booklet This project was supported by the INTO Small Grants Program. In May 2015, Taiwan Environmental Information Association published a 2nd edition of , which was first published 6 years ago. In the new edition, we have updated the case studies and included more new ones. Readers can learn about different Trusts from around the world – ...
  • Update from Fiji, 18 April 2015 (World Heritage Day) The National Trust of Fiji (NTF) was the recipient of the INTO Small Grants Program Grant of USD 1,360 from November 2013 – November 2014 to assist the NTF introduce a built heritage program for the organization. A Built Heritage Advisor, Mr. Bart van Aller, of the Netherlands, was identified through the INTO Volunteer Program, ...
  • The renovation of the Bank of New South Wales at Levuka, Fiji                On March 19, 2014 Westpac held a cocktail event to celebrate its reopening after the renovation of their new, relocated site in Beach Street, Levuka.    The renovation and refurbishment of the building owned by Mr Kinman Fong, started on December 16 2013 and is part of an ambitious plan to regain some of Levuka’s former ...
  • Update from Fiji – Small Grants Program INTO volunteer Bart van Aller from the Netherlands, joined the National Trust of Fiji as a Built Heritage Advisor in October 2013 under the INTO banner. With seed funding provided by the INTO Small Grant, Bart will assist NTF and the local municipality in implementing the management for Fiji’s first World Heritage site, [the historical ...

INTO is a non-profit organisation that relies on public donations to meet the needs of supporting the international National Trust community.  Your contribution to the Small Grants Programme is invaluable, and we encourage you to donate using the button below.

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