Trusts and foundations
For further information on how charitable trusts and foundations can work in partnership with Kew, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8332 3221
Key areas trusts and foundations support:
- International conservation and livelihood development
- Ground-breaking plant and fungal scientific research
- Capital projects including: Temperate House restoration, developing a Children’s Garden, producing new interpretative signage
- Preserving and making accessible Kew’s Library, Art and Archives collections
- Outreach in the local community
- Formal learning for community school groups
How the Wellcome Trust is making a difference
The Great Plant Hunt is a national scheme that encourages children to explore the natural world and join other schools in the biggest ever school science project. The project invites primary school children to follow in the footsteps of Darwin by going on nature walks in and around their school grounds, to find out more about plants and, in the process, learn key scientific skills. The Great Plant Hunt is commissioned and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
How the Heritage Lottery Fund is making a difference
The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting Kew to restore the Marianne North Gallery, a Victorian art gallery purpose-built within Kew Gardens, to display the work of the intrepid traveller and artist, Marianne North. This funding will help conserve the Gallery and the collection it houses for future generations.
How the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making a difference
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the digitisation of key elements of Kew's collections. The digitisation process allows our collections to be queried and analysed in ways not previously possible, and enables access by 'virtual visitors' unable to visit the collections in person.