Thank you to all our funders and partners for their support.

About Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.  

About Art_Fund

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art.

We exist to help enrich the UK’s Museum and gallery collections, and to ensure that as many people as possible can access and enjoy them. Founded in 1903, for over 100 years we have helped museums to acquire works of art for their collections and share them as widely as possible, while supporting and training museum professionals. For more information, please visit the Art_Fund website here:

About the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is run by the Museums Association, funding projects that develop collections to achieve social impact. Since its launch in 2011, it has awarded 178 grants totaling over £12.9 million. 

About the Garfield Weston Foundation

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The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family founded grant-maker that gives money to support a wide range of charities across the UK. In total we donate around £90 million each year. 

About Heart of Bucks

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Heart of Bucks is the community foundation for Buckinghamshire; a funding organisation awarding grants and loans to local charities and community groups.

Community foundations are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographical area. We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective non-profits in their communities. One of the strengths of Heart of Bucks is our unique understanding of the needs of Buckinghamshire. Through research and outreach work we ensure that funding reaches those who need it most and can use it effectively.As one of the largest non-statutory funders in the county, together with our donors, we have supported more than 3,500 community organisations since our first grant payment in 2000. To date, we have distributed over £8.7m in grants and loans across Buckinghamshire.

About Kop Hill Climb Fund

Kop Hill Climb, Buckinghamshire, raises funds for local charities and projects. Since its revival in 2009 this has exceeded one million pounds. This huge milestone is testament to the devotion of all its volunteers past and present and the thousands of spectators over the years who have been part of the history.

The 2022 sum has already been distributed to a wide range of local charities each of which have received grants of up to £7,500 for specifically-designated purposes. They cover a broad range of needs to help many local people, including children, the elderly, those socially isolated and those struggling with mental illness and life-limiting circumstances.

The event is run entirely by volunteers, whose efforts were marked by The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) presented to over 300 people in 2020. This dedication by so many enables us in September each year to put on a great hill run event for everyone to enjoy and afterwards give all our proceeds to charity to help others. A formula that is very special!

About the Sporting Heritage Microform Digital Support Grant

Microform's expertise covers a range of digitisation, cataloguing and collections management specialisms. With a huge track record of supporting sporting collections to preserve, protect and share the collections for future generations. Their partnership with Sporting Heritage Community Grant offers funding and advice. 

Microform Sales Manager, Neil Bowker, commented:

We are passionate about the nation’s sporting heritage and working together in partnership with Sporting Heritage CIC is a natural step. We’ve worked with so many organisations already to create long-term digital support and tailor what’s needed to each client. We recognise how important it is for collections to access straight-forward knowledge, and we understand how to provide bespoke support as and when it’s needed. We’re excited to be able to work in this way and can’t wait to see which projects we’re able to support through the community grant fund.

About the National Lottery Heritage Fund

As the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future as set out in our strategic plan, Heritage 2033.  

Over the next ten years, we aim to invest £3.6billion raised for good causes by National Lottery players to bring about benefits for people, places and the natural environment.   We help protect, transform and share the things from the past that people care about, from popular museums and historic places, our natural environment and fragile species, to the languages and cultural traditions that celebrate who we are.  We are passionate about heritage and committed to driving innovation and collaboration to make a positive difference to people’s lives today, while leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy. 

About the Rothschild Foundation 

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The Rothschild Foundation was established in 2010 and allocates £10 million in grant making annually. This sum is shared equally between the preservation of Waddesdon Manor, where the Foundation is based, and grants for wider public benefit.

Lord (Jacob) Rothschild is Chair of the Rothschild Foundation and has been involved extensively in public service and philanthropic support of the arts throughout his lifetime. The Foundation is managed by a board of Trustees, including other members of the Rothschild family, and is run by a small professional staff team. Inspired by Waddesdon’s cultural heritage, the landscaped gardens and farmland of the Waddesdon Estate along with the Rothschild family tradition of support for the local community, the Foundation focuses on policy areas in the arts, the environment and social welfare.

For more information about the Rothschild Foundation please contact [email protected] 

About the Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity with a focus on research and education. Its aim is to support civil society by investing in excellent projects in science, health, heritage, humanities and the arts.

Since it was established in 1955, some £1 billion (£2 billion in real terms) has been awarded to more than 12,000 projects throughout the UK, all on the basis of expert review.