We are delighted to have been offered a match funding Endowment Grant of £1m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which means that every pound you give to Derby Museums Endowment campaign before September 2021 will be doubled, up to a total of £1m, creating a £2m Endowment for Derby Museums. This will help to secure the future of Derby Museums for everyone.
Supporting Derby Museums’ Endowment helps us to:
- Raise the aspirations of young people to be the makers, artists and thinkers of the future
- Look after 250,000 heritage objects in our collection
- Continue supporting 23,000 people who take part in free family activities every year
- Engage and inspire over 124,000 people a year
Make your mark on the new Museum of Making
Celebrate a special person by having their name permanently displayed in the entrance hall of the new Museum of Making, as part of the Endowment Campaign.
This is a one-off chance to be permanently remembered in this fantastic new Museum, which is due to open in autumn 2020. Click here to find out more.
Buy an Orrery Pin Badge
You can donate to the Endowment campaign and show your support by buying a specially commissioned and limited Orrery Pin Badge. You can buy one on Derby Museums’ online shop or visit the shop at the Museum and Art Gallery or Pickford’s House.
Make a Donation
Every donation is important to us. If you would like to support our Endowment campaign by making a donation, you can do this.
During the period of the National Lottery Heritage Fund match funding award, every pound donated will be doubled.
This means that a gift of £1,000 with gift aid and the National Lottery contribution would give £2,500 to the Endowment (at a net cost of £750 to a higher rate tax payer).
A £10,000 donation, with gift aid gives £25,000 to the Endowment (at a net cost of £7,500 to a higher rate tax payer).
If you would like to find out more about making a one-off donation, leaving a gift in your will or would like to find out other ways you can support the Endowment, please contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 641901. Donations of £500 and above will be featured on our donor recognition board displayed in the Museum and Art Gallery.