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Grants Made 2014

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid
Imperial War Museum Foundation (IWM Foundation), London towards the redevelopment of IWM's First World War galleries and supporting infrastructure (final payment of 2) £ 250,000
Bletchley Park Trust, Milton Keynes towards completion of visitor centre at Bletchley Park, part of the major phased renovation and redevelopment of site £ 155,000
Sir John Soane's Museum Trust, London to create "The Foyle Study Room", part of the £7M "Opening up the Soane" capital project (final payment of 2) £ 150,000
National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Lingfield towards the £10M education resource centre £ 150,000
Watts Gallery, Guildford to support the Limnerslease Project to acquire Watt's house and studio (final payment of 2) £ 125,000
Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Kent assisting with construction and development costs of "The Wing", a new visitor centre at the national memorial (final payment of 2) £ 100,000
Historic Royal Palaces, London towards the conservation and representation of the Baroque Palace, Hampton Court, specifically the Cumberland Suite (1st payment of 2) £ 100,000
Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal to build new, replacement facilities for the Windermere Steamboat Museum and re-open it to the public £ 100,000
Ear Foundation, Nottingham towards an extension to house a Learning Centre, "SoundSpace" to support deaf children, adults, their families and health and educational professionals £ 50,000
Story Museum, Oxford towards the initial phase of capital works to the Story Museum £ 50,000
The Pilgrim Trust (National Archives Project), London towards continued support for the National Cataloguing Scheme over the next 5 years (1st payment of 5) £ 50,000
Foundling Museum, London towards core costs over the next 2 years (1st payment of 2) £ 45,000
The University of Oxford towards the VERVE Project Curator post at the Pitt Rivers Museum (2nd payment of 3) £ 33,500
Marine Biological Association of The United Kingdom (MBA), Plymouth towards the salary of the new post for one year plus IT costs associated with developing online access to the Catalogue of the National Marine Biological Library £ 30,000
Museums Sheffield towards the renovation and redisplay of the Metalwork Gallery at the Millennium Gallery £ 30,000
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum towards the Turner and Wessex exhibition in summer 2015 £ 30,000
University of Southampton towards the salary of a full time conservator for one year £ 30,000
Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust, Beckenham towards a new archive store and adjacent research and conservation rooms £ 25,000
Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Whitehaven towards the £2.35M Powerhouse and Visitor Centre project £ 25,000
Holocaust Centre, Nr Newark towards using advanced filming techniques to capture Holocaust survivor testimony £ 25,000
The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath towards salary of the Museum's Exhibition Officer for 2 years (final payment of 2) £ 25,000
Brainwave Centre Limited, Bridgwater towards the salary of the Lead Educational Therapist at the South West Centre for one year £ 25,000
Keeping Kids Company, London towards the salary of one of the Art Teachers during the pilot launch of a new education centre for 15 to 23 year olds in Bristol £ 25,000
Woodhorn Charitable Trust, Ashington towards increasing access to the Northumberland County Archives £ 25,000
University of East Anglia towards 50% of Archivist salary over two years to support the new National Archive of Contemporary Writing at the University (1st payment of 2) £ 22,500
Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History, London towards 'Doorway to Discovery: a new collection management system for the Wiener Library', specifically towards installation and configuration of the system £ 22,000
Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Billingshurst towards ongoing salary costs for a member of the early intervention team £ 21,000
Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Limited towards the production and installation of a permanent dramatic sound and light show £ 20,000
Living Paintings Trust, Newbury towards the re-design and build of a new website to facilitate on line access by visually impaired people £ 20,000
Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education, Fareham towards The First Steps Project - designed to improve the life chances of children with cerebral palsy £ 20,000
Public Catalogue Foundation, Covent Garden towards expanding the commercial digitistation services to underpin the core operation costs £ 20,000
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne towards the refurbishment of the Roman Gallery at Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend £ 20,000
Friends of Leighton House, London towards a 5 month exhibition of Victorian Masterpieces from the Perez Simon Collection £ 15,000
Chalke Valley History Trust, Salisbury towards the 2014 school programme, specifically an additional day for primary age pupils £ 14,000
Northern Children's Book Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne towards the costs of employing a Freelance Festival Co-ordinator for one year £ 12,500
Museum of East Asian Art, Bath towards a series of energy saving measures, including replacement lighting, renovation of windows and heating system upgrade £ 12,000
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Ltd, Falmouth towards digital technology equipment in the cinema at The Poly £ 11,000
National Association for Gallery Education (engage), London towards Children's Art Week in June 2014 (final payment of 2) £ 10,000
Hill Croft Parents Teachers Association, Co Antrim towards creating a sensory room and lounge at the special school £ 10,000
Total: 39 items £ 1,903,500