We aim to ensure that expertise and facilities in this field continue to develop and improve. Most grants awarded to individual conservators are under £5,000. All applications must be relevant to modern and contemporary sculpture.
Apart from exceptional cases, the Gabo Trust does not award full funding: an applicant’s employer is expected to make a contribution, and freelance conservators should seek additional financial assistance from other sources.
The Trust awards grants for continuing professional development; travel to attend conferences; research; conservation surveys of relevant sculpture collections; and funding towards equipment for care and safe storage.