The Trust made an application last year to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to support development of the Gauge Museum. Disappointingly, this was turned down; but we were encouraged to re-submit, and a revised application was submitted at the beginning of May. We should hear the outcome by early July.
Over the winter, we have worked with Far Post Design to develop a concept document to support the application. Far Post Design is a consultancy based at Okehampton that has worked on a number of HLF applications for museums, including the Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and they helped to focus our ideas and bring them to life. The concept document can be viewed here.
If the application is approved, we will employ design consultants to work with us to implement these concepts, which will inevitably evolve as the
project progresses. We will consult on final proposals before they are implemented.