Arts and Heritage
The level and nature of service we provide for arts and heritage organisations is tailored to the needs and resources of the client. This reflects the diversity of the sector and individuality of client organisations. We can look at feasibility and readiness for fundraising, provide strategic planning and advice, support and supplement staff to enable them to meet new demands, or we can take on complete campaign management.
We have a strong track record of success with Heritage Lottery Fund applications and in helping organisations achieve matched funding.
Current and recent clients include:
The Home of Horseracing Trust, Newmarket - recent
An eleven-year project came to fruition with the opening on 3rd November 2016 of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at the Palace House site in Newmarket by Her Majesty the Queen.
Planning for the Centre, which includes a new home for the National Horseracing Museum, a national Gallery of British Sporting Art and a yard for ex-racehorses to be re-trained for other activities began in 2005. This heralded the start of Craigmyle’s involvement with Newmarket Action Group, the group responsible for progressing the initial idea of utilising an historic racing site for equine heritage.
The award of a major HLF lottery grant at the point when around £9 million had been raised took the total close to the £15 million target, which was subsequently reached.
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick - current client
St Mary’s Warwick is grade 1 listed, and is architecturally outstanding, with an especially rich history because of its association with Warwick Castle. Over a relationship begun in 2011, we have helped the church to fund successive projects to secure its fabric and improve interpretation and public engagement. This has included major structural works to the extraordinary Beauchamp Chapel, for which over £1 million was raised through grants and individual giving. After 8 months of being shrouded in scaffolding and works hoardings, and with the medieval glass removed for cleaning and repair, the chapel was ‘given back’ to the community in October 2015.
Craigmyle’s relationship with St Mary’s continues, with a new £850,000 fundraising push currently under way and further projects in development.
D-Day Museum, Portsmouth - recent
We have been involved from the outset in this £5 million pound project led by Portsmouth City Council to re-develop Britain’s only museum dedicated to telling the story of D-Day, the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches in June 1944 that began the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. Work on the building started in March 2017 and is due for completion in the summer of 2018, well ahead of the 75th anniversary in 2019, together with new learning and activity programmes. We have contributed to a successful HLF bid and applications to grant-making trusts, as well as setting up a charitable trust to facilitate completing the current campaign and undertake future fundraising.
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