Small grants scheme

Small grants scheme for Engineering Skills and Heritage and Education - Now Open and Accepting Applications

Monday, March 18 2024

Small grants scheme




Lloyd's Register Foundation small grants scheme - for grants up to £10,000 GBP for organisations.

This form is for completing your application for a grant up to the value above. 

The ethos of the Lloyd's Register Foundation small grants scheme is "a little can go a long way".  

Through this scheme the Foundation is making funds available to: 

  • Initiate, build, or consolidate partnerships with organisations in the relevant sectors.
  • Test out ideas through pilot studies, proof of concept projects or activities targeting the heritage, maritime and public sectors.


We will consider applications:


  • Relating to the charitable mission of Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the charitable vision of our Heritage & Education Centre
  • With a potential to lead on to future collaborations, clear knowledge exchange or to create/accelerate impact
  • That lead to the promotion and public access of collections focused on maritime history after 1760
    • This could include projects such as interpretation, digitisation, cataloguing, exhibitions, or conservation required to enable public engagement 
  • For projects or activities lasting no more than 12 months


We will NOT consider applications for:


  • Work which is not within the Foundation's mission or within the Heritage & Education Centre’s vision
  • Conservation of historic vessels  
  • Projects focused solely on naval history 
  • One off events, conferences or activities which only directly benefit the applicant
  • Capital works
  • School, college or university fees
  • Retrospective funding
  • Lobbying and campaigning
  • Business / first-class travel
  • Core equipment, however specialist equipment would be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Funding for a component of an already-funded project (such as journal publication costs, additional travel, sub-projects)




The deadline for applications is Monday 13th May 2024 

Applications must be received no later than 23.59 hours on the deadline. 

If you are successful, when your activity is finished, you will be required to submit a report telling us how you have spent the grant and what difference it has made. 

We will not enter into any dialogue with applicants regarding their application, either before you submit or if your application has not been successful. 

The next small grants round will open Monday 19th August 2024 and closes Monday 11th November 2024. 

Please apply via the Lloyd’s Register Foundation flexigrant portal. 

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