Visitors on the stepping stones across the River Dove in Dovedale © John Millar

Visitors on the stepping stones across the River Dove in Dovedale

Grant income is an important component of our overall income profile. In 2010/11 we received approximately £30m from a wide range of statutory funders.

Grants support all aspects of our work, whether it is helping us to acquire an important painting such as the Brueghel at Nostell or enabling us to undertake essential nature conservation work at Orford Ness.

Grants also help us achieve our aim of 'Going Local' whether through giving people more opportunities to join in with our work, helping us reach new audiences or enabling people to have a more fulfilling and enjoyable visit.

Some of our most significant sources of grants include the Lottery (Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund), the Landfill Communities Fund, European grants such as Structural Funds, Interreg and Life, central and local government, and grants from bodies such as the Arts Council and Natural England. These grants often enable the Trust to work in partnership with other charities to achieve objectives that go well beyond what we could achieve on our own.

We are always grateful for the support from our grant funders as without it we would not be able to undertake some of our most important and innovative work.