We make grants to people or groups from the UK who wish to make pilgrimages to recognised Christian shrines in the UK or overseas.
We want to support as wide a range of people and groups as we can.
We know making pilgrimages has become costly.
To help as many people as possible, our grants are meant as contributions to pilgrimage costs, not meant to cover the whole cost of a pilgrimage. The grants we make are modest, usually a few hundred pounds.
Without our grants, people would not be able to go on pilgrimage.
The number of applications for grants is increasing. The pilgrims applying for grants are finding it more and more difficult to pay for their pilgrimages.