Apply for Funding

We offer funding to projects that meet at least one of the Trust’s objectives.  The Trust meets three times a year and we must receive your application form at least 10 days before the meetings. Please see below for meeting dates.

To apply, please complete the application form. If you have any questions, contact KarenC@nlb.org.uk

Application for Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust Funding (PDF)

The Trust meets three times a year. Upcoming meeting dates are:

13 May 2021 – deadline for applications 3 May.

8 September 2021 – deadline for applications 30 August.

When applying for funding please make sure your project meets one of our objectives

  • Support research into the production of books, poems, music, paintings and articles, whether they are works of imagination or fact
  • Support the production of books, poems, music, paintings and articles about the above work, whether they be works of imagination or fact
  • Support the acquisition for public benefit, and the preservation, conservation and display of books, paintings, artefacts, charts and other relevant memorabilia about lighthouses and aids to navigation
  • Support public exhibitions of photographs, paintings, and memorabilia about the work of NLB and others in providing lighthouses and aids to navigation in Scotland and the Isle of Man
  • Support the conservation of lighthouse heritage including aids to navigation
  • Support the publication of packs for schools dealing with the history of lighthouses, the importance of the Scottish contribution to the development of lighthouses round the world, and the lives of those who worked for NLB and of their families
  • Encouraging local children to have knowledge and understanding about their “local” lighthouse and those who worked and lived there
  • Support and maintain a network of friends or associates of the Trust based on former employees and families of employees of the Northern Lighthouse Board
  • Through the network of friends or associates, to retain that history through writings and recordings and contributions from them of artefacts, letters and photographs
  • Promote scholarship and research into such history and thereby help promote the other activities of the Trust.