BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Quadruple the value of your donation when you give to the Holburne’s Endowment.
Thanks to an anonymous donor and the DCMS / Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst: Endowment scheme for every £1 donated towards our Endowment we will receive £4 *
This means a donation of £1,000 will be worth £4,000 and is the equivalent of a donating £200 a year forever.
With no Government funding the Holburne could not survive without an Endowment Fund. The interest from this fund helps pay for vital running costs, underpinning all that we do and enabling us to extend and enrich our public engagement.
Today our Endowment Fund only covers part of these essential costs. Our goal is for an Endowment that will permanently cover all the core costs of the Museum ensuring a secure future but also giving us the freedom to concentrate on raising money to support our many activities – from exhibitions to education and conservation to acquisitions. With this goal in mind we aim to increase our Endowment Fund from £3 to £8million by 2016, when we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Holburne's move to Sydney Gardens.
For further information please contact Marnie Whiting, our Head of Development on 01225 388564 or email email@example.com
If you are a UK taxpayer we can reclaim the tax on your donation. For every £1 you give we can claim a further 25p from the Inland Revenue. If you are a US tax payer, please contact the Museum for further information on tax efficient giving.
* Matching at this level will continue up to the value of £250,000 (the grant given by the anonymous donor). Subsequent donations will be doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s grant (matched £1 for £1).
What will the Endowment support?
With the Museum’s Endowment at £8m by 2016 we will have the vital annual income available to underpin public engagement with, and support for, the collection through the following measures:
Continuing to maintain the collection at its very best:
• Involving the preservation of the works by underpinning curatorial and supporting staff roles
• Ensuring the highest standard of environmental conditions within the building for the care of the collection.
Developing programmes and displays to engage as wide a public as possible with the collection, the building and its site:
• By regularly re-interpreting the collection – for example through supporting innovative exhibitions, artists-in-residence project, and new interpretative tools
• Audience development and work on visitor retention, such as encouraging new audiences through exploring the collection in exciting and unexpected ways through the interventions of contemporary artists
• Developing participation and community projects, underpinning activity through forward planning and committed budgets
Identifying and developing ways in which new people can be encouraged to support as visitors and donors:
• Driving up long-term philanthropy through converting visitors to new donors
• Offering opportunities to support the long term security and display of the collection though legacy giving
• Incentivising membership through developing schemes such as the Holburne Contemporaries which features unique artist-led events, talks and discussions about contemporary art and culture