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Grants Made 2017

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid Region
National Literacy Trust, London towards developing an online accredited training programme for Teaching Assistants/Parent Volunteers to manage and improve primary school libraries £ 80,000 England
Living Paintings Trust, Newbury towards 'Art Alive!' to create new Touch and See book titles to introduce to blind and partially sighted young people  £ 20,000 England
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge towards development of a private hire operation to support the sustainability of the expanded Kettle's Yard over 2 years (1st payment of 2) £ 35,000 England, East
Red Balloon Learner Centre Group, Cambridge towards year one costs of establishing a Development Team £ 30,000 England, East
David Parr House, Cambridge towards the restoration of the interiors of David Parr House £ 25,000 England, East
Vivacity Culture and Leisure, Peterborough towards the Peterborough Libraries School Library Service £ 14,500 England, East
Cambridge Museum of Technology to fund a new Education Officer role for one year on a matched funding basis £ 12,000 England, East
Nottingham Castle Foundation towards the capital redevelopment to transform the site £ 200,000 England, East Midlands
Believe Academy Trust, Nottingham towards the Outdoor Learning Space £ 10,000 England, East Midlands
Royal Air Force Museum, London towards the RAF Centenary five year Capital Programme to renew and update the Hendon site £ 200,000 England, London
Fulham Palace Trust towards the renovation project of external and internal repairs and grounds improvement £ 75,000 England, London
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, London towards restoring the baroque wall paintings of Sir James Thornhill, conservation of the Painted Hall and creating a new visitor centre in the undercroft £ 75,000 England, London
Strawberry Hill Trust, London towards the transportation and installation costs of artwork loans for a major exhibition at Strawberry Hill House and Gardens of Horace Walpole treasures £ 50,000 England, London
Ambitious about Autism, London towards the Ambitious College Campus at West Thames College for young people with autism, specifically towards a sensory room and specialist IT classroom in phase 1 of works £ 40,000 England, London
King's College London towards digitising the archives of King George III, specifically the funding of one Metadata creator post over three years (3rd payment of 3) £ 40,000 England, London
Institute of Historical Research, London towards cataloguing the IHR's library £ 25,000 England, London
Sir John Soane's Museum, London towards completing the cataloguing of the Museum's collection of Robert Adams' architectural drawings over four years (1st payment of 4) £ 25,000 England, London
Children's Discovery Centre East London, London towards touring to areas of low cultural engagement in 2018 £ 17,000 England, London
Real Action (Q.P.C.T.) Ltd, London towards the development of the Butterfly Model Grammar project over 2 years (2nd payment of 2) £ 15,000 England, London
Royal African Society, London towards the education programme aimed at primary and secondary aged children £ 15,000 England, London
Beamish Museum towards 'Remaking Beamish' to create a completely new 1950s scheme plus some additions to the existing 1820s scheme (1st payment of 2) £ 125,000 England, North East
Natural History Museum, London towards a learning initiative over two years supporting partner museums across the UK to deliver teacher training to use the museums’ natural history collections to get young people and teachers engaged with science £ 40,000 England, North East
Ministry of Stories, London towards a project to replicate the literacy and creative writing programme at  partner organisations across the country for the first year £ 23,000 England, North East
Light Dragoons Charitable Trust, Morpeth towards expanding the regiment's museum space within the Discovery Museum in Newcastle £ 20,000 England, North East
Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal a further grant towards the renovation and re-opening of the Windermere Jetty Museum offered on a match funding basis £ 75,000 England, North West
The Shakespeare Schools Festival, London towards the involvement of 16 additional schools in the North West in the Shakespeare Schools Festival £ 25,000 England, North West
Play Inclusion Project, Fleetwood towards the Blackpool Preschool Project to provide support for children with special educational needs £ 15,000 England, North West
Kingsbury Primary School, Skelmersdale towards purchasing a new school minibus for the speacial school to access learning activities and experiences outside the classroom £ 10,000 England, North West
Royal Horticultural Society, London towards 'A New Future for RHS Collections' campaign, specifically the library suite (£150K) and digital archive management project (£100K) (1st payment of 2) £ 125,000 England, South East
Aldingbourne Trust, Chichester towards the £3.25M new Quarry Building providing additional facilities for people with learning disabilities £ 100,000 England, South East
Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge towards specialist learning equipment for the expanded special school £ 30,000 England, South East
Brookfields School, Reading towards refurbishing and re-equipping the school's sensory room £ 20,000 England, South East
Manor Green College, Crawley towards creating a Performing Arts Studio at the special school £ 20,000 England, South East
Maritime Archaeology Trust, Southampton towards the development of an education and outreach programme for the Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum for one year £ 20,000 England, South East
Hartsdown Academy, Margate to upgrade drama facilities in the main school hall £ 15,000 England, South East
Barnstaple and North Devon Museum Development Trust towards The Long Bridge Museum wing extension project £ 25,000 England, South West
Rowdeford Charity Trust, Devizes towards the new outdoor learning centre for SEN pupils £ 25,000 England, South West
BIBIC (British Institute for Brain Injured Children), Langport towards the salary of an existing Therapist for one year £ 24,000 England, South West
Dean Heritage Museum Trust, Forest of Dean towards core costs in 2017 £ 20,000 England, South West
Fairmead Special School, Yeovil towards 'ICT Futures: Independent Communication Transforming Futures' £ 15,000 England, South West
Fairground Heritage Trust, Lifton towards the salary of a part time Education Officer for one year £ 12,000 England, South West
Friends of Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester towards 'For the Record', the fit-out of the Group Learning Spaces and Learning Suite in the newly refurbished Gloucestershire Heritage Hub £ 10,000 England, South West
Ruskin Mill Land Trust, Nailsworth towards the speech and language and art therapy rooms at Argent College, a new SEN college £ 75,000 England, West Midlands
Auditory Verbal Centre, Bicester towards the first year of a two-year project to improve language outcomes for deaf children with additional needs £ 20,000 England, West Midlands
Foundation for Conductive Education, Birmingham towards the specialist pre-school and nursery project from September 2017 £ 20,000 England, West Midlands
Sequal Trust, Ellesmere towards providing communication aids for 14 adults and 11 children £ 20,000 England, West Midlands
Regency High School, Worcester towards the purchase of IT learning aids for SEN pupils £ 10,000 England, West Midlands
Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust towards Museums on Tour project to engage pupils in deprived areas of Barnsley £ 30,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax to re-develop an existing run down gallery into a flexible arts/science learning space - ArtsLaB £ 30,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Signhills Academy Ltd., Cleethorpes towards performing art equipment to enable a range of music, educational and performance art projects  for the school and wider local community £ 20,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Historic Royal Palaces, London towards the Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland representation and opening up the public (1st payment of 2) £ 125,000 Ireland
Gairloch and District Heritage Company Ltd as match funding towards relocating the Gairloch Heritage Museum to a larger historic building in the centre of the village £ 50,000 Scotland
National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh towards creating a gallery space at Pollok House for temporary art exhibitions £ 50,000 Scotland
Dundee Science Centre towards the Science Learning Institute & Medical Technology Exhibition £ 40,000 Scotland
Dundee Heritage Trust towards the continuation of two learning posts to develop their activity and events programme over one year £ 27,000 Scotland
Clyde Maritime Trust, Glasgow towards continuation and development of the boatbuilding training programme for a year £ 20,000 Scotland
Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society towards the Deep Time heritage and arts programme £ 10,000 Scotland
National Maritime Museum, London towards The Endeavour Galleries Project within the East Wing £ 400,000 U. K.
British Library, London towards 'Save our Sounds' a five year partnership campaign with 10 regional archives across the UK to preserve and promote access to the nation's most at risk and vulnerable audio collections (1st payment of 3) £ 100,000 U. K.
Pilgrim Trust (National Archives Project), London towards continued support for the National Cataloguing Scheme over five years (5th payment of 5) £ 50,000 U. K.
ISAAC (UK), Leeds to design and launch a new website which provides plain English information on communication systems and interventions available to support people with complex communication needs £ 32,200 U. K.
Listening Books, London towards the upgrade of the IT and library systems to cope with increased membership and usage £ 20,000 U. K.
School Library Association, Swindon towards the School Librarian of the Year Award over three years (1st payment of 3) £ 6,700 U. K.
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth towards the new exhibition area of the National Library of Wales, as part of a partnership scheme with Pembrokeshire County Council to create a library, culture and arts centre in Haverfordwest £ 50,000 Wales
Friends of Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, Flint towards an outdoor learning shelter at the special school £ 10,000 Wales
Total: 65 items £ 3,013,400