The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £3.45 million towards the National Trust’s appeal to reinvigorate Winston Churchill’s legacy and acquire many of his personal objects at his family home Chartwell in Kent.
The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent.
The conservation charity launched its ‘Churchill’s Chartwell’ appeal in September to raise £7.1 million.
Since then, nearly £2 million has been raised from around the world from members, supporters, charitable trusts and the Royal Oak Foundation – the Trust’s membership affiliate in the US.
The HLF grant brings the total raised so far to nearly £5.5 million and the National Trust is hoping that more supporters will come forward to help reach the appeal target.
A £7.1 million appeal has been launched today by the National Trust to reinvigorate the legacy of one of Britain’s greatest statesmen – Sir Winston Churchill – and to acquire hundreds of historic and personal objects that belonged to him at his home, Chartwell in Kent.
House and collections manager, Katherine Barnett, with some of the objects, including the wooden speech box. Credit National Trust, John Hammond.
It is fifty years since Chartwell, his family home, was opened to the public. The conservation charity is using this anniversary focus to call on its members, supporters, charitable institutions and public bodies to help reach its appeal target and ensure Churchill’s story resonates with future generations.
A £250,000 fundraising appeal is today being launched by the National Trust to raise money to protect and care for Trevose Head near Padstow in Cornwall.
The fund will enable the conservation charity to extend areas of existing wildlife habitat on Trevose, whilst retaining other areas as arable farmland. Both are important in supporting rare wildlife. National Trust rangers will also create new footpaths, opening up the headland for visitors.
Thanks to the generosity of people who have left gifts to the National Trust in their Wills, the Trust is able to commit significant funds towards the purchase of Trevose Head.
Trevose Head (c) National Trust Images / John Miller
A view from the coast of the golden sands at Bantham beach, popular with families and walkers
A multi-million pound fundraising appeal is being launched today by the National Trust in a bid to raise money to acquire Bantham beach and the Avon estuary in south Devon.
One of the finest estuaries in South West England and the best surfing beach in south Devon, this coastline is a place that has captured the hearts and minds of generations of holiday-makers and local people.
If the appeal is successful the Trust would maintain the high-quality access enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every year and would work hard to further enhance the landscape along the estuary as a home for nature.
Visitors to Fingle Woods in the Dartmoor National Park in Devon are now able to explore 45km (27 miles) of newly reopened footpaths through the 825 acre site – the size of around 460 football pitches – thanks to the Woodland Trust and National Trust. It is the first time the routes have been open in 10 years. Continue reading →