The total cost of the project is approximately £9m. The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked £5.2m and we need to raise match funding which includes an ambition plan to raise a further £1m endowment to provide long-term financial security.

Thanks to the support of generous individuals and organisations, we are making great progress towards our fundraising target but we still have a long way to go.

Many creative opportunities exist to support the project, from sponsoring specific items to entire galleries, and every gift is appreciated.

£20 could buy a brick in the new heritage wall in the 18th century garden
£500 could help purchase a spotlight in a new gallery
£1,000 could help display a work in the new Drawings Gallery
£5,000 could help conserve a painting for the new Gainsborough Gallery

We will offer public acknowledgement for gifts above £100, but respect those who wish to remain anonymous.

For more information contact:
Mark Bills, Director

We would particularly like to thank the following donors for their generous support of the project:
Timothy & Mary Clode; The George John & Sheilah Livanos Charitable Trust; Babergh District Council; The Lord Belstead Charitable Trust; The Finnis Scott Foundation; Lowell Libson; The Trustees of Gainsborough’s House Society; The Band Trust; J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust; Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Charitable Settlement.

Other generous supporters of the project include:
Loyd Grossman OBE; Griff Rhys Jones; Maggi Hambling CBE; Dame Anna Wintour; Nicole Farhi OBE.

We are also grateful to:
John Ellerman Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, John Beale, Suffolk County Council and Sudbury Town Council for supporting the museum.