Bletchley Park completes £2.4 million appeal to unlock £5m matched funding

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Bletchley Park completes £2.4 million appeal to unlock £5m matched funding Howard Lake | 27 June 2012 | News Bletchley Park Trust has succeeded in raising the £2.4 million in match funding necessary to unlock a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £5 million. The combined £7.4 million will enable it to begin urgent restoration of the currently derelict Codebreaking Huts 3 and 6, and the development of a visitor centre and exhibition space.The announcement came in the same week as the centenary of the birth of genius Codebreaker, Alan Turing.The Bletchley Park Trust had made the appeal for £2.4 million in September 2011. The funding was raised with the support of The Astor Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, Google, The Linbury Trust, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, The Sidney E Frank Foundation, Winton Charitable Foundation, The Wixamtree Trust, The Wolfson Foundation and The Woodroffe Benton Foundation. Individual donors also helped reach the total, including Jason Gorman, with Softaid, and Astrid Byro and her one-woman trek to Everest Base Camp.Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, said: “This is an exciting and unparalleled milestone in the twenty year history of the work of the Bletchley Park Trust, allowing us to start the work of preserving this site for future generations and in permanent tribute to the extraordinary men and women who worked here during WW2.”The Trust will now embark on another fundraising campaign, expected to be in the region of £15 million, for the next phase of its plan to transform Bletchley Park into a world-class heritage and education centre.www.bletchleypark.org.uk  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more