Who we are
Underfall Yard Trust is a registered charity (charity reg. no 1041863) dedicated to preserving the Underfall Yard and supporting traditional and contemporary maritime skills. We welcome donations from charitable trusts, companies and the public to support its work.
How you can help
To support the work of the trust and safeguard the Heart of the Harbour for future generations, please consider a secure donation online, via our Just Giving page.
Heritage Lottery Fund project 2015-2017
In 2015, we were awarded a grant of £3million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help us carry out vital repairs to our buildings, create a brand new Visitor Centre and establish learning and engagement programmes to help share the wonder of Underfall Yard with a wider audience. Our Visitor Centre is staffed by volunteers and welcomed 40,000 visitors in the first six months of opening.
AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme
In 2015, we were awarded a grant of £120,000 by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme to help us restore and bring back into use the 1907 hydraulic pumps, the 1950s Accumulator and to repair the header tank that stores water for the system. Our Workshop Manager has been training a team of volunteers to run the pumps and they are now regularly demonstrated for visitors.