The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust grant secures the future of the Sheerness Dockyard Church
The Sheerness Dockyard Church at Sheerness has secured funding from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust as well as other charities including The National Lottery to transform the former Dockyard Church at Sheerness.
The Grade II listed church dates back to the 1820’s, where it was used by the families and workers of the then Royal Naval Dockyard.
The grant will guarantee the future of the Dockyard Church and transform it into a space to be enjoyed by the local community, including an enterprise centre which will be run with the Kent Youth Support Trust to help young people develop business ideas.
Additionally, there will be a permanent display of a model of the historic dockyard, a community café and an events space.
The centre is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2021.
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust appoints Simon Fourmy as head of Grants
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have announced the appointment of Simon Fourmy as Head of Grants.
Joining at the start of 2019, Simon has been tasked with establishing a charity office and supporting Julia and Hans Rausing in the development of their giving strategy.
English Heritage receives £2.5m donation for new Tintagel Castle footbridge
English Heritage has received a £2.5m donation from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the forthcoming footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the charity announced today (Tuesday 19 February). Opening in summer 2019, the new footbridge will help people to better understand the dramatic Cornish castle, improve access, and help to preserve and conserve Tintagel’s archaeology and ecology.
The Royal Academy Schools Receives £10m Gift to Guarantee its Future
The Royal Academy Schools, the postgraduate art school at the heart of the Royal Academy, has received a major gift of £10m from Julia and Hans Rausing.
Leading Anglo-Bulgarian Expedition Announces Finding of the World’s Official ‘Oldest Intact Shipwreck’ Known To Mankind
For the past three years, an international team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and marine surveyors, have been searching the sea-bed of the Black Sea in order to better understand the impact of prehistoric sea level change.
National Gallery receives major donation to transform its setting of Caravaggio and seventeenth-century Italian paintings
The National Gallery has received a £4 million gift from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the refurbishment of its largest and one of its most visited rooms.
First hard hat tour of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital new Intensive Care Unit
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was delighted to welcome Julia and Hans Rausing for its first 'hard hat' tour of the construction site for its new adult Intensive Care Unit. The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has supported the Critical Care Campaign to significantly expand and redevelop the hospital's adult Intensive Care Unit.
Opening of a new wing at “The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Centre”
Julia and Hans Rausing were delighted to be invited to “Sybille’s Veterinary Suite" at The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats centre in May 2018.
The Black Sea MAP expedition
The three-year Black Sea MAP expedition was the largest underwater archaeological project of its kind, and investigated the changes in the ancient environment of the Black Sea region including the impact of sea level change during the last glacial cycle.
Gloucestershire Local Charity Tea Party
In August 2017, Julia and Hans Rausing held a Garden Tea Party in Gloucestershire for 14 local charities supported by the charitable trust.