Grant-Making Trusts and Foundations

Like many museums and heritage conservation charities, we rely on the generous support of grant-making Trusts and Foundations to enable us to carry out our ongoing heritage conservation and education projects.

The support we receive helps to protect some of the UK’s most important heritage and assists us to tell the unique story of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and how it has shaped society since the 18th century.

Over the years, the support of Trusts & Foundations and statutory funders have enabled us to complete a number of major heritage conservation, restoration and capital projects.

FUND FOR THE FUTURE

Fund for the Future – Help us preserve the historic landscape at Coalbrookdale.

We need your help to preserve the historic landscape of Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, so that the fascinating story of innovation and invention that took place in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, is preserved and protected forever to help inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.

The scheduled monuments and listed buildings within our care at Coalbrookdale that will benefit from Fund for the Future include Abraham Darby I's old blast furnace, the Darby Houses, Quaker burial ground, the Boy and Swan Fountain and buildings that were a part of the Coalbrookdale Company.

 Find out more here.

Madeley wood company outdoor adventure

Located at Blists Hill Victorian Town, the Outdoor Adventure project is inspired by the iconic industrial heritage situated at Blists Hill and throughout the wider Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The project will capture the historic essence of the area bring to life stories of the past through play, creating a free flow, flexible space that has a sense of magic, enabling children to explore a range of different social, emotional and physical experiences, participate in free play and expression, and importantly learn through play.

The Outdoor Adventure is name after the Madeley Wood Company, a pioneering brick and tile manufacturer who in 1758-1758 erected the Bedlam Furnace on the banks of the River Severn.

To find out more information about our current projects and how your Trust can support us, please contact our Fundraising Team at fundraising.manager@ironbridge.org.uk

We would like to gratefully thank the Trusts & Foundations who supported us and made a significant difference to our work throughout 2021 and into 2022.

To find out more information about our current projects and how your Trust can support us, please contact our Fundraising Team at fundraising.manager@ironbridge.org.uk

We would like to gratefully thank our supporters who made a significant difference to our work throughout 2020.