We are a self-funding Independent Museum and Charity and our day-to-day running costs are funded largely by our visitors (admission revenue). Being Independent means that we are not in receipt of regular income from outside bodies such as local councils or central government. To undertake specific projects, such as the re-erection of a new exhibit building, we rely on fundraising initiatives, including applications to Trusts and Foundations.
The Museum is not just about re-erecting exhibit buildings, however: we need to continue to conserve, repair and safe-guard them for future generations and this is where we need your help.
We understand that some people do not feel comfortable making donations online, therefore please download this form, print it off and send it back to us – thank you.
GOLDEN FUTURE CAMPAIGN
2020 marks our Golden Anniversary. As we celebrate, we are looking to the next 50 years.
The campaign will propel us into our next half century. It will enrich the visitor experience, improve visitor facilities and underpin the protection of the buildings and artefacts in our care. It is a milestone moment for the Museum and we invite you to be part of it.
The Golden Future Campaign.
Be part of something historic.
YOUR donation, no matter how big or small, will make a real difference for us, for our visitors, old and new, for now and the future. Thank you!
You can help us achieve our £2 million goal towards our Golden Future Campaign and its four key pillars:
To improve; physical access, health & well being, comfort and information across our site.
- Titchfield Market Hall
One of the Museum’s most iconic buildings, in need of conservative work.
The Museum has a £1 million Endowment Appeal, which will safeguard our fantastic historic buildings. The Museum has been very fortunate to secure an offer of match funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for ALL donations to support the conservation of our buildings through a new Museum Conservation Endowment Fund.
- The 50 Fund
To enable us to respond confidently to unexpected repairs.
Alternatively, you can make a general donation, which is unrestricted funds for the Museum to use as necessary – General donations click here.
GIFTS IN WILLS
Many of our Annual Members and visitors may be unaware that the Museum is a charity and that as a registered charity we can, and occasionally do, benefit from Gifts in Wills. Recent Legacies have enabled us to:
- Fund the completion of the Bakehouse and Dairy
- Fund research into Titchfield Market Hall ready for a large conservation project
- Enabled the Museum to progress the construction of our new site maintenance workshop and office. The project has already been part funded by a Trust. It will make a real difference to how we maintain and care for the site on which the Museum sits.
Legacies are a source of income upon which many charities depend but which are less common within the museum world. We are very grateful to those who have already chosen to support us in this way as each gift, whatever its size, helps ensure the future of this much-loved Museum.
Planning your gift to the Museum
Such a gift is among the most far reaching and valuable contributions a supporter can make, directly benefiting future generations of Museum visitors. Making a legacy is simple and there are three ways in which you can do this:
- A residual legacy in your Will is a share or percentage of your estate after all other gifts and debts have been paid.
- A pecuniary or cash legacy in your Will is a fixed sum of money, the value of which may decrease over time.
- A specific legacy in your Will is a particular asset such as property, shares or personal possessions.
It is very important to take independent professional advice when writing your Will.
Alternatively, please contact:
The Fundraising (Development) Manager
Weald & Downland Living Museum