Beneficiaries

Since 1992 The Drake Trust has given grants to help with course fees to individuals seeking to further their careers in one or more aspects of historic building conservation. It has also given funding to colleges and other organisations for such courses to enable them to give bursaries to applicants with financial need. We try to help those who are most in need of financial support to pay for course fees, where they might not otherwise be able to afford to attend their chosen course.


Over the course of our grant giving we have helped the following institutions and/or individuals attending courses at the below establishments amongst others:

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Scholarship and Fellowship schemes.
West Dean College
Various conservation courses.
Oxford Brookes University
Historic conservation
City and Guilds
Conservation courses
York College
Stonemasonry
The Building Crafts College
Carpentry and conservation
The University of Reading
Conservation courses
Company of Makers
Brick repair course
The Bristol Architecture Centre
Bristol’s centre for design and the built environment