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Major Grants Awarded

2015

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust, Spalding was awarded £100K towards the Chadwick Centre, interpretation and education facility within the new memorial park in Lincolnshire.

Pioneer Theatres (Theatre Royal Stratford East) was awarded £100K towards 'The Red Crate' new 220 seat theatre space.

Aberdeen Performing Arts was awarded £100K towards the renovation and redevelopment of the Music Hall.

Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham was awarded £100K towards construction of new music hub for student and community use, specifically the "Foyle Music Library".

Aldingbourne Trust, Chichester was awarded £100K towards the £3.25M new Quarry Building providing additional facilities for people with learning disabilities.

Somerset House Trust, London was awarded £100K towards the New Wing capital costs associated with the creation of Somerset House Studios (£50K to phase 3 and £50K to phase 5).

Poole Arts Trust was awarded £100K towards Lighthouse Capital Refurbishment.

Bush Theatre, London was awarded £100K towards the £3.85 capital redevelopment of the Old Library.

Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, London was awarded £150K towards restoring the baroque wall paintings of Sir James Thornhill, conservation of the Painted Hall and creating a new visitor centre in the undercroft.

St George's Bristol was awarded £150K towards the capital development project, 'Building a Sound Future'.

Bristol Old Vic Trust and Theatre Royal Trust was awarded £150K towards the final stage of the redevelopment of this historic venue which is a key producing theatre.

Bristol Aero Collection Trust, Filton was awarded £150K towards the creation of the new British Aerospace Centre in Bristol.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park was awarded £150K towards the new Bretton Country Park Visitor Centre at the East entrance to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Canterbury Cathedral Trust was awarded £150K towards 'The Canterbury Journey' to open up the Cathedral collections.

Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd was awarded £200K towards the re-development of the Corn Exchange and studio theatre.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London was awarded £200K towards the North Block capital development.

South Bank Centre, London was awarded £200K towards transforming the Festival Wing (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery).

 

2014

National Army Museum Foundation, London was awarded £250K towards the redevelopment and refurbishment of the museum, specifically the Foyle Learning Centre.

National Gallery, London was awarded £200K towards a hyper-spectral imaging system to analyse the structure of paintings and the process of fading and colour change informing preventative and environmental conservation practice.

Durham University was awarded £200K 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.

Roehampton University, London was awarded £175K towards the cost of an additional Cataloguer and contribution towards build and fit out of special collections area.

Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, Dumfries was awarded £150K towards creating a National Centre for Children's Literature.

Tricycle Theatre Company Ltd, London was awarded £150K towards the capital project to upgrade the theatre.

Royal Opera House Foundation was awarded £150K towards creation of ROH Costume Centre at the High House Production Park, Purfleet, Thurrock.

Garden Museum, London was awarded £150K to support "The Foyle Study Room", part of the £6.6M revamp and extension of the museum site.

Pitzhanger Manor Trust, London was awarded £125K towards restoring and improving Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery.

Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust was awarded £100K towards building an Education and Skills Centre.

Brooklands Museum Trust Limited, Weybridge was awarded £100K towards the £6.9M site re-development including relocating the Bellman Hangar and collection storage and conservation building.

City & Guilds Art School Property Trust, London was awarded £100K towards the phased upgrade and refurbishment of the school's Georgian terrace buildings on Kennington Park Road.

 

2013

Royal Academy of Arts, London was awarded £500K towards "The Foyle Studio", part of the redevelopment of Grade II listed Burlington Gardens to modernise and link the site together.

Watts Gallery, Guildford was awarded £250K to support the Limnerslease Project to acquire Watt's house and studio.

Tate Gallery was awarded £250K towards Tate St Ives Phase 2, a 3 storey extension and remodeling the gallery.

Historic Royal Palaces, London was awarded £200K towards the conservation and representation of the Baroque Palace, Hampton Court, specifically the Cumberland Suite.

Writers’ Centre North, Norwich was awarded £200K towards building the National Centre for Writing.

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Surrey was awarded £150K towards the £10M education resource centre.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society was awarded £150K towards the refurbishment of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Wilton’s Music Hall Trust, London was awarded £100K towards Wilton's capital project to conserve and open up the row of Georgian houses.

Bowes Museum, County Durham was awarded £100K to replace the boilers and towards LED lighting in the main galleries.

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester was awarded £100K towards the concert hall redevelopment.

Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal was awarded £100K to build new, replacement facilities for the Windermere Steamboat Museum and re-open it to the public.

Durham Cathedral was awarded £100K towards 'Open Treasure' to redevelop the Monks' Dormitory, Great Kitchen, Covey and Refectory Library to open up access to the Cathedral's collections.

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust was awarded £100K towards Command of the Oceans, a £8.75M project to create a Gateway to the Historic Dockyard and to preserve and interpret Namur, the "ship beneath the floor".

National Museum Wales, Cardiff was awarded £100K towards extending the main building, part of £26.6M capital project at St Fagans National History Museum.

 

2012

Chichester Festival Theatre was awarded £300K towards Chichester Festival Theatre's 50th Anniversary capital redevelopment.

BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), London was awarded £200K towards the redevelopment and restoration of Battersea Arts Centre.

Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, West Malling, Kent was awarded £200K towards the construction and development costs of 'The Wing', a new visitor centre at the national memorial.

Bletchley Park Trust, Milton Keynes was awarded £155K towards completion of visitor centre at Bletchley Park, part of the major phased renovation and redevelopment of site.

The Shakespeare Globe Trust, London was awarded £150K towards the creation of the new Jacobean Theatre.

The Charleston Trust, Lewes, East Sussex was awarded £150K towards expanding education, storage and visitor facilities and improving the experience of Charleston House.

York Museums Trust was awarded £150K towards the £8M redevelopment of York Art Gallery.

Theatre Royal Plymouth, was awarded £150K towards The Regeneration Project to make the theatre fit for purpose for the next 50 years.

The Hadrian's Wall Trust, Hexham, Northumberland was awarded £125K towards Roman Maryport - developing the western section of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.

Square Chapel Trust, Halifax, West Yorkshire was awarded £100K towards the Cornerstone capital development project to expand facilities at the arts venue, including a new 108 seat multi purpose auditorium. 

 

2011

Imperial War Museum, London was awarded £500K towards the redevelopment of IWM's First World War galleries and supporting infrastructure.

Royal National Theatre, London was awarded £500K towards the redevelopment and transformation of the National Theatre to position it for the 21st century.

Bristol Old Vic Trust Limited was awarded £250K to support the redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic, in particular the refurbishment of the auditorium and reconfiguration of backstage to create flexible performing, rehearsal and studio spaces.

Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust Ltd was awarded £250K towards redevelopment of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

Northern Ballet Theatre, was awarded £100K towards two new ballets, Carmen and Cinderella, designed to extend the range and talents of the company's young dancers in 2013.

Scottish Opera, Glasgow was awarded £250K towards a new building alongside the Theatre Royal, Glasgow to overcome current limitations and to transform current operation of the building.

Charles Dickens Museum, London, was awarded £125K towards the redevelopment of the Museum in preparation for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth in 2012.

Bath Preservation Trust, was awarded £100K towards the capital project to reunite No.1 Royal Crescent with its original service wing to create an extended museum and to house the Trust's archives, campaigning, educational and operational activities.

Halle Concerts Society, Manchester was awarded £100K to complete alterations to St Peter's, Ancoats to convert it into a rehearsal and performance venue for the Halle and other ensembles to use.

The Arvon Foundation Ltd, was awarded £100K towards the renovation to complete the transformation of The Hurst, Shropshire, into a residential centre for creative writing for writers.

 

2010 (July to December)

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London was awarded £300K to create 'The Foyle Study Room', part of the 'Opening up the Soane' capital project.

Association of Friends of The William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow was awarded £150K towards the William Morris Gallery development project.

Bowes Museum, County Durham was awarded £125K towards phase 4b of the capital redevelopment programme, 'The Picture Galleries'.

Nofit State Circus, Cardiff was awarded £100K towards renovation and conversion of a late 19th century chapel to create a permanent home for Nofit State Circus.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff was awarded £100K towards the £6M capital redevelopment of the Sherman Theatre.

Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000, London was awarded £100K towards the 'Raising the Roof' campaign.

 

2009/2010

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum Development Trust, was awarded £300,000 towards the £6.3 million development to expand the museum to show more of its collections and provide improved public and education facilities

Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, was awarded £250,000 towards the creation of a new state-of-the-art music and academic building.

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), was awarded £250,000 towards the fundraising campaign to mark the 150th anniversary of LAMDA and the capital redevelopment of the Talgarth site.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, was awarded £250,000 towards their new facilities which include a new concert hall, theatre and drama rehearsal studios.

Turner Contemporary Art Trust, Margate, was awarded £250,000 towards the new contemporary visual arts gallery.

The Courtauld Institute of Art Fund, London, was awarded £150,000 over three years towards cataloguing and combining its separate holdings to create and open up the Renaissance and Baroque Special Collections.

City & Guilds of London Art School, was awarded £125,000 towards Phase 1 of work on the Kennington site: the refurbishment and improvements to a row of six Grade 2 listed Georgian terrace houses.

The National Gallery, London, was awarded £125,000 to purchase an ATR-FTIR imaging system to analyse the material components of paintings, inform conservation treatment and research how paintings were created.

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, was awarded £125,000 towards the refurbishment of the Polar Museum and its associated curatorial and storage spaces.

Museum of London, was awarded £112,000 towards creation of the new Inspiring London Gallery, part of the redevelopment of the lower floor galleries.

Black Cultural Archives, London, was awarded £100,000 towards the Raleigh Hall Development Project to create a national black heritage and archive centre.

English Heritage, was awarded £100,000 towards the conservation, digitisation and display of a collection of 95,000 images from the Aerofilms Collection.

Historic Royal Palaces, London was awarded £100,000 towards the re-development of Kensington Palace and opening up its environs and the expansion of public access to the building.
 

2008/2009

The Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth was awarded £500,000 towards the new museum to house both the Mary Rose and her collection of Tudor artefacts.

The SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol was awarded £150,000 towards the Mezzanine Reading Room within the new Brunel Institute housing the Trust’s extensive maritime collection and education space.

Battersea Arts Centre was awarded £150,000 towards the phased redevelopment of BAC’s home, Battersea Old Town Hall.

Glyndebourne Productions Ltd, Sussex was awarded £100,000 towards the re-design and refurbishment of the Ebert Room into a flexible multi-purpose space for learning and new and experimental work.

The Red Balloon Learner Centre Group, Cambridge was awarded £100,000 towards the core costs of the Director’s Office for two years to underpin their expansion and long term development plans.

 

2007/2008

The Royal Opera House was awarded £500,000 towards their new Production Workshop in Purfleet, Essex, to be housed alongside the National Skills Academy for the Performing Arts.

Watts Gallery, Surrey was awarded £150,000 towards the new education space, part of the capital project to renovate the Grade II arts and crafts gallery building.

The Bowes Museum, Co. Durham was awarded £125,000 towards phase 4 of the capital upgrade works including the English Decorative Art Gallery, three picture galleries plus temporary exhibition spaces

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust was awarded £100,000 towards the fit out of the repositories within the new National Museums at Chatham development.

The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath was awarded £100,000 towards the capital development to expand, refurbish and redisplay the museum.

 

2006/2007

The Royal Shakespeare Company was awarded £500,000 towards the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and technical/education facilities in Stratford upon Avon

The Victoria & Albert Museum was awarded £500,000 towards the redevelopment to transform the southeast quarter of the museum into the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, was awarded £293,000 to create ‘The Foyle Special Collections Gallery’, a permanent display of ‘the hidden treasures’ of SOAS, including the conservation and digitisation of key elements of the collection.

The Royal College of Music was awarded £150,000 towards the restoration and conservation of The Concert Hall.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea was awarded £130,000 towards The Foyle Library in the new Infirmary building.

Firstsite, Colchester was awarded £100,000 towards the shortfall for the capital appeal to build ‘Firstsite’ – a new contemporary visual arts space for the East of England.

The Treehouse Trust, London was awarded £100,000 towards the construction and fitout of a new building which will be a National Centre for Autism Education.

Pegasus Theatre Trust Ltd was awarded £100,000 towards the rebuilding of the Pegasus Theatre; home to Oxford Youth Theatre.

Scottish Ballet was awarded £100,000 towards the development of new tailor-made premises at the Tramway; an emerging arts hub in Glasgow.

 

2005/2006

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Surrey was awarded £500,000 towards the Medical Assessment and Research Centre to bring together their clinical, research and academic work under one roof.

London Library was awarded £500,000 towards redevelopment and expansion of the London Library particularly the Foyle Atlas Room.

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Development Foundation was awarded £500,000 towards the redevelopment of 33 Queen’s Square, London into a new seven storey Clinical Neuroscience Centre.

Opera North and Leeds Grand Theatre Development Trust was awarded £250,000 towards the restoration of the Assembly Rooms, part of Leeds Grand Theatre renovation, creating an improved operating base for Opera North.

Whitechapel Art Gallery was awarded £250,000 towards the gallery’s expansion and redevelopment scheme, in particular the Foyle Reading Room.

The Bowes Museum, Co. Durham was awarded £250,000 towards phase 2 of the roof and gallery works, part of the renovation and renewal of the entire museum.

Aldeburgh Music, Snape, was awarded £250,000 towards converting redundant buildings at Snape Maltings into a new studio and rehearsal centre, in particular the Foyle Studio.

Jewish Museum was awarded £250,000 towards the consolidation and expansion of the museum on one site, in particular the Foyle Research Library.

World Monuments Fund in Britain was awarded £200,000 towards the restoration of Strawberry Hill House, and the creation of its Education & Interpretation Centre.

National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland was awarded £150,000 towards the capital redevelopment and reinterpretation of collections at The Ulster Museum.

 

2004/2005

Rambert Dance Company was awarded £500,000 towards their new purpose built home and dance base to be built on London's South Bank.

The Royal National Theatre was awarded £500,000 towards the Studio redevelopment – as the engine house and creative heart of the National Theatre and specifically towards the relocation of the National Theatre Archive.

Chichester Festival Theatre was awarded £100,000 towards the new  Education and Rehearsal Centre.

 

2003/2004

The British Library was awarded £500,000 to support ‘The Foyle Visitor Centre’ within the new Centre for Book and Sound Conservation at the Euston Road site.

The South Bank Centre was awarded £500,000 to support the redevelopment and modernisation of the Royal Festival Hall.

Norwood Ravenswood, Middlesex was awarded £150,000 towards a new special educational needs school for children with learning and complex disabilities.

London School of Economics and Political Science. A grant of £105,000 to catalogue the important social and political history archives of the 20th century in order to make them accessible for research.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast was awarded £100,000 towards the new signature theatre building for N. Ireland’s main drama producing theatre.

The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation was awarded £100,000 to fund the special collections reading room at the new university library.

 

2002/2003

The Young Vic Theatre was awarded £300,000 towards the rebuilding of the Young Vic which will was housed in a temporary building from 1970.

The Victoria & Albert Museum was awarded £100,000 towards a new sculpture gallery for its world famous collection of small sculptures and bronzes; an integral part of FuturePlan; a scheme to redisplay the museum’s collections.

The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham was awarded a grant of £100,000 to create a new ‘Victorian Experience’ Education Zone designed to attract primary school audiences and to complement the interpretation of justice through the ages.

The Institute of Cancer Research was awarded £100,000 to purchase a dedicated DNA sequencing robot for the institute’s Male Urological Cancer Research Centre in Sutton, Surrey.

 

2001/2002

Unicorn Theatre was awarded £350,000 to support the building of ‘a world class theatre for children in the heart of London.’

English National Opera was awarded £225,000 towards the restoration of the London Coliseum, the home of ENO.

The National Gallery was awarded £100,000 towards the East Wing Renewal Project – the creation of a new accessible entrance, reception and transformation of the central hall and public areas.

Dorman Museum and Art Gallery Appeal Trust was awarded £100,000 towards a new gallery for contemporary arts and craft in Middlesbrough (MIMA).

 

2001

The Book Trade Charity. BTBS was awarded £400,000 to construct the Foyle Community Centre, Kings Langley. The centre incorporates flats on the upper level, for young people making a career in bookselling, and community facilities on the ground floor.

The Royal Geographical Society was awarded £298,000 towards the ‘Unlocking the Archives’ project, specifically the new Foyle Reading Room and educational facilities.