The Barakat Trust Grants Programme

The Barakat Trust Grants Programme is now closed

The next programme will open in January 2025

Scope of Awards

The Barakat Trust awards are open to applicants worldwide in the fields of:

  • research into the history of the art and architecture, and the archaeology and material culture of Islamic societies, including archaeological and other fieldwork, and research trips
  • the conservation, preservation, restoration, and presentation to the public of artefacts, buildings and archaeological sites produced by Islamic societies
  • the work of libraries, museums and other public collections in the conservation, documentation, and presentation of artefacts and manuscripts produced by Islamic societies in their broadest sense, including the digitisation of archives and collections, and the training of conservation and curatorial staff
  • the organisation of events intended to further research in the history of the art, architecture, archaeology, and material culture of Islamic societies, including colloquia and conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops, exhibitions, and attendance at such events

For grant-related queries contact us at: applications@barakat.org

** Please only consider applying if you meet the criteria in the Scope of Awards.

Note: Apportionment of funds – Some of our donations are Zakat (alms traditionally given to support Muslim communities) while others are general charitable donations whose uses are unrestricted. The restrictions outlined in some of the grant categories above relate to the nature of the charitable donations we receive.