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Grants Made 2015

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid
Royal Academy of Arts, London towards "The Foyle Studio", part of the redevelopment of Grade II listed Burlington Gardens to modernise and link the site together (1st payment of 2) £ 250,000
National Army Museum Foundation, Chelsea towards the redevelopment and refurbishment of the museum, specifically the Foyle Learning Centre £ 250,000
Historic Royal Palaces, London towards the conservation and representation of the Baroque Palace, Hampton Court, specifically the Cumberland Suite (final payment of 2) £ 100,000
Durham University towards digitisation equipment (£92K) for the Priory Library project to conserve and digitise the Medieval Monastic Library held by Durham Cathedral and Durham University, with the remainder towards additional digitisation staff (1st payment of 2) £ 100,000
Durham Cathedral towards 'Open Treasure' to redevelop the Monks' Dormitory, Great Kitchen, Covey and Refectory Library to open up access to the Cathedral's collections £ 100,000
Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Kent assisting with construction and development costs of "The Wing", a new visitor centre at the national memorial (1st payment of 2) £ 100,000
Brooklands Museum Trust Limited, Weybridge towards the site re-development including relocating the Bellman Hangar and collection storage and conservation building £ 100,000
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, Kent towards Command of the Oceans project to create a Gateway to the Historic Dockyard and to preserve and interpret Namur, the "ship beneath the floor" £ 100,000
Garden Museum, London to support "The Foyle Study Room", part of the revamp and extension of the museum site (1st payment of 2) £ 75,000
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester towards The Gateway Project to improve facilities for visitors £ 75,000
Roehampton University, London towards the cost of an additional Cataloguer and contribution towards build and fit out of special collections area (1st payment of 2) £ 50,000
Pilgrim Trust (National Archives Project), London towards continued support for the National Cataloguing Scheme over the next 5 years (2nd payment of 5) £ 50,000
Museum of London towards restoring and re-interpreting 'Warehouse One" which houses the Museum of London Docklands £ 50,000
Pilgrim Trust (National Archives Project), London towards continued support for the National Cataloguing Scheme over the next 5 years (3rd payment of 5) £ 50,000
Foundling Museum, London towards core costs over the next 2 years (final payment of 2) £ 45,000
Brantwood Trust, Coniston towards the conversion of The Hay Loft into a multi-functional education and arts space £ 40,000
Compton Verney House Trust, Warwickshire towards the Welcome and Interpretation Centre at the entrance to Compton Verney's 120 acres of parkland £ 40,000
Doncaster Deaf Trust towards transforming the library used by deaf students at the school and college on site plus external organisations and feeder schools £ 40,000
Norton Priory Museum Trust, Runcorn towards creating a Learning Centre as part of the renewal of the museum site £ 40,000
Royal Mencap Society, Belfast towards specialist equipment and learning aids for the new nursery in Belfast for children with a learning disability or development delay £ 40,000
Seven Stories, Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle Upon Tyne towards the redevelopment of galleries and learning spaces to increase visitor numbers and income generation £ 35,000
Heart of Staveley Limited, Staveley towards furnishings and equipment for fit out of the education space £ 35,000
University of Oxford towards the VERVE Project Curator post at the Pitt Rivers Museum (final payment of 3) £ 33,000
West House and Heath Robinson Museum Trust, Pinner towards creating a centre for the appreciation of the life and work of William Heath Robinson £ 30,000
Ruskin Mill Trust, Sheffield towards renovating the Merlin Theatre at Freeman College in Sheffield £ 30,000
Suffolk Libraries Industrial and Provident Society, Ipswich towards a project to address poor literacy skills in Suffolk, specifically the salary of a dedicated literacy co-ordinator for one year to work with schools and statutory bodies £ 30,000
Charles Dickens Museum, London to support the new Museum Education and Outreach Programme over the next two years (£30K in 15/16 and £20K in 16/17) (1st payment of 2) £ 30,000
British School at Rome, London towards the building project to address serious maintenance issues £ 30,000
Copped Hall Trust, Epping towards upgrading the education rooms £ 30,000
Lauderdale House Society, London towards refurbishment and updating to increase operational efficiency, generate more income and increase activities £ 30,000
National Children's Bureau, London towards REAL for Parents' to promote early reading through parental support £ 30,000
Order of Mary Servite Trust (NI), Dungannon towards the library and archive project £ 25,000
Chawton House Library, Alton towards the conservation and outreach project £ 25,000
Auditory Verbal UK, Bicester towards the salary of a trainee Auditory Verbal Therapist for one year £ 25,000
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley towards the school reception building £ 25,000
Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Gosforth towards the Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre £ 25,000
Red Balloon Learner Centre Group, Cambridge towards the cost of employing three regional scouts and associated costs to identify isolated children around Red Balloon centres £ 25,000
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol towards the Slade Painters in Dorset: The Edwardians exhibition in 2016 £ 25,000
University of East Anglia, Norfolk towards 50% of Archivist salary over two years to support the new National Archive of Contemporary Writing at the University (final payment of 2) £ 22,500
Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Limited towards the salary of the Learning and Participation Officer for one year £ 21,000
Canalside Heritage Centre, Beeston towards renovating and restoring four derelict cottages to create a heritage, educational and arts centre £ 20,000
Brunel Museum, London to fund a new part-time Events and Volunteer Co-ordinator for one year £ 20,000
Biggar Museum Trust towards the interpretation and display of collections in the new Biggar Museum £ 20,000
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Trust Limited, Widnes as match funding to support the exterior refurbishment of the centre £ 20,000
Northleigh House School, Warwick towards renovating a barn to be used for Drama and Sports £ 20,000
Snow-Camp, Hove towards the delivery of the training programmes £ 20,000
TLG - The Education Charity, Bradford towards year 1 of the planned expansion of the early intervention programme to new areas across the UK over the next four years £ 20,000
Pitzhanger Manor Trust, London towards restoring and improving Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery (1st payment of 2) £ 15,000
Black Watch Museum, Perth towards digitising key items from the collection to increase access online and minimise handling of fragile objects £ 15,000
Friends of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston towards 'Dance First, Think Later' £ 15,000
Mossley Hollins High School towards purchase of new replacement musical instruments for the school band £ 13,500
Highlanders' Museum, Ardersier towards funding the Education and Outreach Officer over two years (2nd payment of 2) £ 12,500
Bag Books, London towards the production costs of a multi sensory book, 'A Pirate Adventure' £ 12,000
Connors Toy Library, Portsea towards the costs of the Early Intervention worker post from April 2016 £ 10,000
Greenfield Valley Trust Ltd, Holywell towards works to create a learning and exhibition space £ 10,000
Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Whitehaven towards core costs £ 10,000
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh to update the school's website to increase profile and deal with increased course bookings £ 10,000
Oakleigh School, Whetstone to bring a specialist theatre company into the school to deliver sensory theatre sessions for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties £ 10,000
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum a further contribution towards the £15K shortfall on their fundraising target for the Turner exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, 22 May to 26 September 2015 £ 7,500
Total: 59 items £ 2,537,000