Support The Wilson
The Wilson – a place where everyone is welcome.
Monetary donations no matter how small contributes to the legacy of The Wilson – Cheltenham’s local art gallery and museum. As a charity The Wilson needs your support to continue to open its doors and provide enriching experiences for residents and visitors alike. It costs over £700,000 to run The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum each year, this enables us to provide high quality exhibitions, fascinating displays of our collection and enriching learning activity for all ages.
So to continue to be able to open our doors for generations to come we need your support.
Be inspired by the likes of the Baron de Ferrieres who kicked off the art Gallery side of The Wilson with a donation of 43 Dutch and Flemish Masters from the 17th century and £1000 in 1898; and Dr Edward Thomas Wilson who petitioned and helped open the Museum aspect of the gallery in 1907.
In the words of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson the museum “must have in it the inherent power of expansion and development” and a donation from you can make that possible.
You can Donate Online now…
£5 can purchase pencils for the art activities and events held here
£10 can purchase a pack of melinex pockets for safe storage of paper items
£20 can purchase a new mount for an item of our collection to be displayed
£50 can purchase a specially made book support to display one of our books
Support The Cheltenham Trust
The Cheltenham Trust is a charity that enriches the lives of visitors and residents of Cheltenham and beyond through art, heritage, sport and play.
We work hard in the community with our partners to make a positive change to people’s lives, of all ages and backgrounds. From applying for funding for community projects, right through to delivery, our goal is to increase awareness and access to culture, art, heritage, sport, health & wellbeing.
We are always looking for new partners and ideas and welcome new engagement, so if you live in the community and feel that there is a possible project that we may be able to help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
How can you help?
- Corporate Support
- Trusts & Foundations
- Friends of The Wilson
We believe that you and your business can play a powerful and key role in achieving our vision for developing a ‘cultural quarter’ within the town of Cheltenham. Your commitment will help us conserve our heritage and strengthen communities through making our collections accessible, relevant and inspiring to everyone. For more information please contact Sarah Cook – Corporate Manager:
Donating via our website is an easy way to show your support for The Wilson. Every donation will make a difference whether it is £5 toward helping us providing art supplies for a under 5’s arts and crafts session where they are being creative and learning new skills or £500 helping to conserve and display an item of our collection so future generations can enjoy it too.
If you are a UK taxpayer we can claim the tax on your donation. Basic rate tax is 20 percent, this means that if you give £10, The Cheltenham Trust can claim a further £2.50 from the HMRC.
Explore your interests, meet new people, gain experience and get involved in our vibrant community as a volunteer with The Wilson.
Discover dozens of roles and join more than 150 volunteers already volunteering here at The Wilson.
We are always on the look-out for new volunteers to join our vibrant team.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Wilson or are keen to learn more about the kinds of volunteering activities on offer across the Cheltenham Trust, can can find everything you need on our Volunteering page.
Be in touch to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trusts & Foundations
We rely on the support of charitable trusts and foundations. Working in partnership with these funders allows us to do much more than we could otherwise achieve.
For more information on how your trust or foundation could have an impact and make a real difference, please contact:
Sarah Cook – Corporate Manager
Friends of The Wilson
Another way of showing your support for The Wilson is by joining the Friends of The Wilson. You’ll have access to a wide-ranging programme of talks, visits and social events, receive a regular newsletter, enjoy free entry to paying exhibitions, and be entitled to a 10% discount in The Wilson café and shop. You can join online now at our website – individuals pay £20, couples pay £35, and under-25s pay just £15.
Thank you to everyone who has supported The Wilson on our journey so far:
TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS
The Summerfield Trust
The Monument Trust
The Foyle Foundation
Friends of the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Garfield Weston Foundation
Finnis Scott Foundation
Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
W A Cadbury Charitable Trust
CB & HH Taylor 1984 Charitable Trust
Alan Cadbury Trust
Charles Irving Charitable Trust
D G Albright Foundation
Cheltenham Borough Council
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Museum, Librariesand Archives Council
University of Gloucestershire
Arts Council England
Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum