The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)


Our small grants support member collaboration within the INTO family

New opportunities for 2023

TAP INTO small grants are available again in 2023. Applications for the 2023 round of grants opened on 1 January and closed on 7 March. Find out about the successful applicants in our News pages.

If you are an INTO member organisation and wish to collaborate with another INTO member, you can apply for up to £2,500.

Full details of the eligibility requirements are below. For any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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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.

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
  • At least one member should be a full member of INTO
  • 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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We are grateful for the generous support of the Helen Hamlyn Trust in making the TAP INTO programme possible.

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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.

Read through our stories below to find out more.

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