The Historic Lincoln Trust was established to support the realisation of the vision for Historic Lincoln. That vision, led by the Historic Lincoln Partnership, aims to increase awareness and knowledge of Lincoln’s important place in the history of England and in the process to boost Lincolnshire’s tourism industry.
As a charity the Historic Lincoln Trust aims to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and historic environment of Historic Lincoln, and to support the education and enjoyment of the public across Historic Lincoln.
The Trust is currently supporting the significant project, Lincoln Cathedral Connected, and is also working with partners to plan and support Lincoln’s celebrations of the anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln, and the anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, both in 2017.
Previous activity by the Trust supported the extensive programme of work at Lincoln Castle, which undertook vital conservation and restoration work, improving access and opening up the stories of the Victorian Prison. The Trust was able to support the building of a new home for Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta through a significant donation of £1.4m generously given by the David Ross Foundation, with the building named the David P. J. Ross Magna Carta Vault in honour of the foundation’s contribution. The David Ross Foundation helps children and young people discover their strengths through a wide-range of world-class opportunities focusing on education, sports, arts and the community.
The Historic Lincoln Trust worked with partners to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015 to devise and co-ordinate Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition which displayed a nationally important collection of pictures, documents and artefacts with a Lincolnshire connection, as well as supporting the Eastern Three Choirs Festival.