main logosYou will know by now that we successfully reached our initial funding target of £205,100 to support the Long Bridge Wing Extension project.  The museum expects to start building very soon!

We achieved an early success with £50,000 promised by the Fullabrook Windfarm CIC, and were also successful with big contributions from the Garfield Weston Foundation (£75,000) and the Foyle Foundation (£25,000).

We are grateful to the other trusts, charities and local businesses which have made donations, including:

  • The Fairfield Trust
  • Brend Hotels
  • Philip J. Milton & Co
  • The Heathcoat Trust
  • The Brian and Bronwen Mills Charitable Trust
  • Tesco “Bags of Help”
  • The Keith Abraham Charitable Trust
  • North Devon Athenaeum
  • Lewis & Sons Removals
  • Barnstaple Round Table
  • Barnstaple Rotary Club
  • M&E Alarms
  • Roundswell BP & Spar
  • South West Archaeology
  • Bray Leino
  • Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood
  • Lyn Financial Services
  • Brewer, Harding and Rowe
  • Barnstaple Fair Heritage Society
  • Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust
  • Viscount Amory Charitable Trust
  • Barnstaple Soroptimists
  • Braunton Parish Council
  • Mole Valley Farmers
  • Burrington Parish Council
  • Tawstock Parish COuncil
  • Tarka Country Trust
  • North Devon Archaeological Society
  • Friends of Berry Castle
  • National Express
  • West Coast News
  • Kit Heath
  • Litchdon Street Residents Association

Barnstaple Town Council also assisted us during the development stage of the project.

We would also like to thank all those individuals who have donated amounts from £5 to £500 and we look forward to thanking you all on our wall of fame, on our floor tiles or in our donations book when the project is complete!

In addition to the Trust’s fundraising, North Devon Council has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£878,000), Coastal Communities Fund (£500,000) and from the Council’s own budgets (£270,000), with additional help from the Arts Council “Ready to Borrow” scheme (£37,000) and Devon County Council (£2,000).