Funding partners

Archives Revealed is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust, additionally funded by The Wolfson Foundation.

Find out more about The National Archives and our role.

The Pilgrim Trust

The Pilgrim Trust is a long-established grant-making foundation that prides itself on seeking to support causes that find it difficult to raise funds from other sources. It spends 60% of its income from its endowment fund – which amounts to about £2.5 million a year – on preservation and scholarship projects, and 40% on social welfare.

The Trust is interested in supporting projects such as conservation and cataloguing, which preserve original material and enable organisations to make objects, collections and archives available to the public and researchers. It is also keen to work in partnership with other organisations with expertise. It is for this reason that The Pilgrim Trust has worked with The National Archives on cataloguing hidden archives for over ten years, first through our Cataloguing Grants programme and now through Archives Revealed.

The Pilgrim Trust continues to act as banker for Archives Revealed and commits £100,000 a year to the programme. The Trust has also promoted the programme to other funders.

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that supports and promotes excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts. All awards are given on the basis of expert review.  Over £800 million (£1.7 billion in real terms) has been awarded to more than 10,000 projects throughout the UK.

In 2017, The Wolfson Foundation committed to award Archives Revealed £75,000 per year for the next three years.