The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)


Our small grants support member collaboration within the INTO family

What is TAP INTO?

TAP INTO awards small grants to develop and strengthen the capacity of our members through knowledge sharing. It’s all about bringing trusts together, commonality and shared expertise.

We are grateful for the generous support of the Helen Hamlyn Trust in making the TAP INTO programme possible.

Grants in action

Past TAP INTO grants have connected Nelson Island in Trinidad with the National Trust of Scotland, to share experience and advise on the island’s development as a visitor attraction.

We have supported Australian National Trusts in the development of a commercial strategy and explored the feasibility of a working holidays programme at a trust in the remote South Atlantic.

From Indonesia and Jordan to Saint Lucia and Slovakia, TAP INTO grants provided a critical lifeline to heritage trusts to keep them operating during the pandemic.

11 grants were awarded in 2022 – 7 as part of the RISE programme, a knowledge-sharing initiative bringing together managers of sites around the Atlantic with a connection to the slave trade.

Bermuda National Trust and Drayton Hall (National Trust for Historic Preservation) shared approaches to working with descendent communities, and Dyrham Park in England matched with Headquarters House in Jamaica, sharing approaches to interpreting colonial legacies.

TAP INTO support in numbers

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New opportunities for 2023

A new round of grants for 2023 will be announced soon. If you’d like to stay up to date on opportunities available to INTO members, sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on our social media channels.

Further information

A grant can pay for travel costs to enable INTO members to meet in person and exchange knowledge. All INTO members are eligible to apply, but at least one partner organisation involved must be a full member of INTO. A maximum of one grant will be awarded per INTO member organisation.


  • Grants are available to INTO members in good standing
  • Funds are available to cover any reasonable cost associated with activities inspired through the global network
  • For projects including travel, INTO typically expects the beneficiary organisation to meet the costs associated with hosting
  • We reserve the right to make partial awards
  • INTO members may receive a maximum of one grant in any one year

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