The total cost of the project is approximately £9m. The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked £5.2m and we need to raise match funding which includes an ambition plan to raise a further £1m endowment to provide long-term ﬁnancial security.
Thanks to the support of generous individuals and organisations, we are making great progress towards our fundraising target but we still have a long way to go.
Many creative opportunities exist to support the project, from sponsoring specific items to entire galleries, and every gift is appreciated.
£20 could buy a brick in the new heritage wall in the 18th century garden
£500 could help purchase a spotlight in a new gallery
£1,000 could help display a work in the new Drawings Gallery
£5,000 could help conserve a painting for the new Gainsborough Gallery
We will offer public acknowledgement for gifts above £100, but respect those who wish to remain anonymous.
For more information contact:
Mark Bills, Director
Other generous supporters of the project include:
Loyd Grossman OBE; Griff Rhys Jones; Maggi Hambling CBE; Dame Anna Wintour; Nicole Farhi OBE.
We are also grateful to:
John Ellerman Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, John Beale, Suffolk County Council and Sudbury Town Council for supporting the museum.
Gainsborough’s House Society , Charity No. 1170048 and Company Limited by Guarantee No. 10413978