Trusts and Foundation support
If your organisation could support this mission, our Trusts and Foundations team would be happy to discuss how you can help
Head of Trusts and Foundations
T +44 (0)20 7412 7030
T +44 (0)20 7412 7120
The British Library is grateful for the support of many charitable trusts and foundations, both in the UK and internationally. Their vital contributions have an impact across all areas of our work, and make it possible for us tobuild and conserve the Library’s collection and open up access to our collection.
How Trusts and Foundations can help
We have a range of projects in need of funding, with many opportunities for trusts and foundations to help us ensure our collections are accessible to all.
Current projects include raising funds for a new dedicated programme of activity for families and the local community, helping us to build our endowment, and opening up access to King George III's collection of maps and to our collection of Persian manuscripts.
We are seeking funding to introduce a new community programme to make the Library more accessible for hard-to-reach families. A new Family and Community Learning Manager will develop a portfolio of informal learning opportunities for families which fuel a passion for learning. Targeting in particular local Camden families, foster families, and families of deaf children we will develop family days, a family trail, and programmes of outreach and onsite workshops.
Building an endowment for the British Library
The 'Fund for Knowledge' will help sustain the Library’s collections for use by future generations, by supporting conservation and allowing us to acquire rare items to preserve for posterity. This new fund will help us open up our collections to a wider audience through our exhibitions, and learning programme, and by providing worldwide digital access to thousands of items currently only available to view in our Reading Rooms. Find out more about helping us build our endowment.
Further information about the governance, structure and finances of the British Library can be found on these pages.