07 April 2014

New Trustee

We are delighted to announce that Peter Kyle OBE joined us in March. Peter has had a distinguished career in the arts and cultural sectors, spanning theatre, dance, arts management and education, and will make a significant contribution to this area of our funding.

His former positions include Chief Executive of The Scottish Ballet and leading the development of Shakespeare’s Globe as Chief Executive. Peter also has several other non-executive appointments, among them Chairman of the University of Westminster and of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  

03 April 2014

Latest grants

We are pleased to tell you about the grants awarded at the most recent meeting


Hofesh Shechter Company
Towards core costs, specifically the salary of the Associate Artistic Director to support and manage the company's dancers.

over three years

Regional Museums & Galleries Fund

Blackpool Council/ Grundy Art Gallery
Towards the salary of the Collections Officer to research and manage Blackpool's historic illuminations collection.

over three years

Exeter City Council/Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Towards the costs of a project reuniting HMS Challenger material from across the UK, in the form of a searchable on-line database for researchers and wider audiences.

over two years

Leeds Museums Galleries/ Leeds Museum Discovery Centre 
Towards the salary of an Assistant Geology Post to manage a project which connects the Museum's geology collection with specialist experts and local geology collections.

over three years

Metropolitan Arts Centre 
Towards the costs of the Visual Art Programme, specifically to develop and share facilities and the experience and skills of their curatorial team.

over one year

Tyne and Wear Archives Development Trust 
Towards the costs of a ‘Basic Design’ research and exhibition project at the Hatton Gallery.

over 15 months

University of Glasgow
Towards the costs of The National Inventory Project which will research and publish online the pre-1900 European old master paintings in the collections of four participating museums.

over two years

York Museums Trust/ York Art Gallery
Towards the costs of a Collections Facilitator to work with the British Studio Ceramic collection.

over three years


Aquaculture Stewardship Council
Towards core costs, specifically to develop a global standard for the aquaculture industry.

over three years

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Towards the costs of supporting the conservation and restoration of the Caicos Pine in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a UK Overseas Territory.

over two years

South Georgia Heritage Trust 
Towards the salary of the Deputy Project Director to restore the seabird population in the UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

over two years


Campaign for Better Transport
Towards core costs, specifically to improve access to affordable transport for those at greatest disadvantage.

over two years

In Control 
Towards core costs, specifically the salary of the CEO to develop and improve the use of personal budgets to give people greater control over their lives.

over three years

OnSide Youth Zones
Towards core costs, specifically to increase the numbers of Youth Zones.

over three years

Rural Media Company
Towards core costs, specifically the salary of a Development Officer to work with young people from gypsy, Roma and traveller communities.

over two years

Sheila McKechnie Foundation 
Towards core costs to support individuals and groups in taking action to improve their communities, especially those who are marginalised and/or facing disadvantage, and who struggle to have their voices heard.

over three years