The Barakat Trust Grants Programme

The 2024 Barakat Trust Grants Programme is Now Closed.

The next programme will open in January 2025

Who can apply

We fund individual and institutional efforts to promote and preserve artistic culture and heritage related to the Islamic world as outlined in our Scope of Awards webpage.

While we have a long track record of supporting projects and initiatives driven by individuals, including but not limited to research trips, publications, and training opportunities, individuals applying for grants from The Barakat Trust need to identify an institution to which grant monies can be transferred on their behalf. We cannot make transfers to personal bank accounts but are strongly committed to the support of individual professional development and projects led by individuals.

Institutions to which we can transfer funds include:

  • Registered charities
  • Registered community interest companies
  • Registered charitable incorporated organisations
  • Social enterprises
  • Education institutions including universities
  • Museums, libraries, and archives
  • Companies

For more information about our requirements for transfers of funds please contact us at applications@barakat.org


** Please 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 relate to the nature of the charitable donations we receive.