Donors and sponsors

Turner’s House Trust is pleased to acknowledge the support of the following:

The Heritage Lottery Fund
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
Historic England
The Country Houses Foundation
The Sackler Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
The Mercers’ Charitable Trust
The Charles Hayward Foundation
Friends of Turner’s House
The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund
The Architectural Heritage Fund
The Pilgrim Trust
The Hobson Charity
The Stephen Clarke 1965 Charitable Trust
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’s Civic Pride Fund
The Aldama Foundation
The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
The Idlewild Trust
The Wyfold Trust
The Leche Trust
Heritage of London Trust
The Goldsmiths’ Company
The Behrens Foundation
The Finnis Scott Foundation

The ATG Trust has supported the making of our documentary on the conservation process.

The total cost of the restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, and for realising Turner’s House Trust’s plans for its future activities, is £2.4 million pounds.  In January 2015, the HLF awarded the Trust a grant of £1.4m for capital works, following their Stage 1 Development grant of £135,000 in the summer of 2013. Grants have also been from the Architectural Heritage Fund for development, and from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Challenge Fund which has offered £141,000 towards the capital stage.  Substantial awards have also been made by the Country Houses Foundation, the Foyle Foundation,the Sackler Foundation, the Charles Hayward Foundation, the Mercers’ Charitable Trust, and the Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund. The Leche Trust has contributed towards paint analysis, a vital tool in establishing the original appearance of the interior, and the Goldsmiths’ Company, the Behrens Foundation, Heritage of London Trust and many others have all donated towards our goal.

The Pilgrim Trust has helped us deal with the damage caused by invasive tree roots and failing rainwater systems. The London Borough of Richmond gave a Civic Pride award which enabled the website to be professionalised, and in 2015 gave another award to support professional cataloguing of the collection. The Friends of Turner’s House have donated £24,000 to the project.

We are also deeply grateful to the many private individuals, both known to us and anonymous, who have given generously to support our project. These donations from the public now amount to over £80,000.

There has been considerable and long-standing interest and practical support throughout this project from the Friends of Turner’s House, many of whose members are valued volunteers, and from other organisations and partners, including the Arts and Education team of Richmond Council (Orleans House Gallery), the Environment Trust for Richmond-upon-Thames, the Turner Society, the Sir John Soane Museum and staff of Tate Britain. Artists have been keen to visit and exhibitions, workshops and painting opportunities at the house became an exciting feature in the life of Sandycombe Lodge during the pre-conservation stage.

Turner’s Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813.  Now, 200 years later, we have reached our goal, that once-daunting total of £2.4m.  However, to do all that we would like to do, we still need to raise another £100,000.  With your help, we will bring Turner’s Twickenham retreat back to life and share it with future generations.

Please contact us if your organisation would like to help fund us. If you would like to make a personal donation, please go to our How you can help page.