Overview of fundraising
The cost of the Conservation Project is significant; matching not only the extent of the challenge presented but also the importance of this ancient sacred site.
The Delivery Phase of the project has been awarded grants of over £100,000 from Historic England and £788,000 from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. In addition, Wychavon DC has agreed to underwrite part of the cost in the form of a loan, to allow the Trust time to raise funds to repay it. In total, there is a shortfall of £80,000 to be met from the Trust's own activities. Efforts are underway to seek funding from smaller grant-awarding bodies, local businesses, societies, fundraising events, and personal donations.
Volunteering and donations
Volunteer support and public donations are vital to the success of the programme. There are many ways in which you can support the Evesham Abbey programme. Any and all support is most welcome, and much appreciated!
Success of the Conservation Project
If successful, the Conservation Project will provide a fuller understanding of the site through archaeology, it will conserve the damaged historic fabric (i.e. fabric repairs), and engage the public in a series of activities. A key measure of success will be the removal of the site from the Historic England ‘At Risk’ register.
The success of the Conservation Project will enable the development of the Cloister Garden and the Nave Garden