Dame Vivien Duffield announced this morning that she will grant £8.2 million to 11 cultural organisations in England to open up new creative learning spaces for children and young people.
The recipients are The Donmar Warehouse (£500,000); The Holburne Museum, Bath (£125,000); Kensington Palace (£500,000); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (£250,000); Museum of Liverpool (£200,000); National Theatre (£2.5 million); Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Cornwall (£125,000); Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon (£1 million); Tate Britain (£2.5 million); Turner Contemporary, Margate (£250,000); and the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester (£250,000).
The donations will fund a Clore learning centre at each venue, all designed by leading architects.
In The £400 million philanthropist, The Evening Standard said that the announcement “cemented her reputation as one of the greatest philanthropists of all time”.
Dame Vivien Duffield said: “I believe passionately that children and young people deserve the very best opportunities to benefit from the transforming power of our world class cultural organisations. I am delighted that we have been able to support such outstanding projects created by some of the best architects, in museums, galleries and theatres across the country – even in a royal palace. Now more than ever, I believe that culture should be at the heart of our children’s learning.”
The Clore Duffield Foundation was formed in December 2000 through the merger of the Clore Duffield Foundation and the Vivien Duffield Foundation. Since 2000 it has distributed or allocated a total of £50,583,715 in grants to charitable causes, including £23,631,763 for Clore learning spaces.
Recently it has announced a new small grants programme and the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards, a five-year £1 million programme to fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK.
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