Financial Support

Funding of the work of The Pensions Archive Trust, as a registered charity, remains wholly reliant on voluntary donations, in particular from organizations connected with the pensions industry.  It has no income from any other source.

We are very grateful for the financial support so far received from our industry since the Pensions Archive began, without which we could not possibly have achieved the progress made so far.  We warmly acknowledge this support in the list of funders.

To be able to sustain and further develop its work, the Trust now needs to raise at least £50,000 per annum, in particular:

  • to continue to fund a dedicated archivist within the City of London: London Metropolitan Archives which manages the Pensions Archive’s collections and to carry out other work on the Trust’s behalf, including establishing links with other UK archives that hold pensions related material;
  • to continue working towards some of the Trust’s other aims, not least enabling wider access to the collections through more digitization of our collections.

We welcome both annual subscriptions and one-off donations.  Annual subscriptions, in particular, for three or five year periods, help us ensure that the Trust can meet its ongoing annual expenditure and enable it to make longer term plans.

Friends of PAT

Subscriptions or donations from individuals who wish to support the Trust’s work by becoming a Friend of PAT are equally welcome.  The Trust can claim Gift Aid on donations from individuals who pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the UK.  For queries about Friends of PAT, contact: 

Promoting and Volunteering

In addition to donating material to the Pension's Archive's collections, other important ways in which you can support The Pensions Archive Trust are:

Promoting our work

If you are able to promote in any way the work of The Pensions Archive Trust, please contact the Chairman, Alan Herbert.  We are happy to write articles for newsletters or magazines, and can deliver talks on the Trust’s work, as well as arranging tours of the archives.


The Pensions Archive Trust has recently completed a project to survey other collections at the London Metropolitan Archives for pensions-related material and provide a comprehensive listing of such material.  Please see our volunteering page for more information on this project.



The Pensions Archive Trust - Registered Charity No. 1122633    

Chairman - Jeff Highfield