• Culture
  • Discretionary
  • Environment
  • Open Access
University College London – Institute of Archaeology

The Central Asian Archaeological Landscape (CAAL) project works to document, digitize and help protect Central Asia’s rich archaeological heritage.


Our grants support legal interventions to protect wildlife and habitats in Europe.

University College London – Institute of Archaeology

The project records endangered historic temples and wall paintings in Shanxi Province, China. All documentation will be stored on an open access digital archive.

Heidelberg University

The Nepal Heritage Documentation Project records temples, monasteries, and other endangered historical sites across the country. All materials will be made freely available online.

University of Cambridge – Department of Zoology

Conservation Evidence makes the latest research on conservation interventions easily accessible to support effective management of biodiversity.

Cambridge Conservation Initiative

The Endangered Landscapes Programme supports large-scale habitat restoration projects across Europe, seeking to create habitats that are rich in biodiversity and resilient.

University of Oxford – Centre for Islamic Studies

The Maldives Heritage Survey documents the cultural heritage in the Maldives, and will create a freely available record of the material online.

The Illuminated River Foundation

Our grant supports a major public art installation to light 15 of central London’s bridges along the River Thames – from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge.

Internet Archive

We support a partnership between Internet Archive and MIT press to make hundreds of MIT Press books accessible online

BirdLife International

The Arcadia-BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund supports local conservation organizations to better protect endangered species, sites and habitats in their countries. The Fund focused on protecting major forest blocks in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.


We help ensure that public domain materials that legally and morally should be free, are available to all.

Creative Commons

We support Creative Commons to develop an easy-to-use set of legal tools for academic authors who wish to make their work open access.

Yale University

The Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) helps landholders, natural resource managers and decision makers protect and restore tropical forests in Central and South America and tropical Asia,


We support Oceana’s work in Brazil, The Philippines and Canada, to ensure that national legislation and international treaties support biodiversity.

Fauna & Flora International

The Halcyon Programme finds innovative ways to respond to immediate threats of degradation or destruction of biodiversity-rich areas, and improves conservation management of targeted sites.

University of Cambridge

We helped create Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), and support CCI’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation, and the MPhil in Conservation Leadership.

University College London

The team at UCL works to develop digital imaging technologies to recover texts without destroying the mummy casings that preserve them.

School of Oriental and African Studies

The programme gives grants for documenting endangered languages worldwide. So far, it has helped record more than 430 near-extinct languages in 77 countries.

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) database is the world’s largest online collection of manuscripts. We support HMML’s work in the Middle East, Africa and India.

British Library

The project awards grants to support digitization of at-risk collections around the globe and to make their content freely available online. To date the Programme has awarded grants to 316 projects in 88 countries.