To realise Phase 1 of Gateway we needed to bring together a special group of actors, those who shared our vision and could bring it to life in every detail. The planners and funders, design, engineering and construction, supporters and staff; this was a true collaboration, a community of change-makers.
Without them all, Earth Lab especially, would not be the success, and award-winning concept, that it is today. And that this was achieved in the middle of lockdown underlines the tremendous commitment and support that each of our partners and funders brought to the project.
Phase 1 funders
We are extremely grateful to have received £1.49m of funding for Phase 1 from the government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by Oxfordshire LEP, along with grants from Aspen Trust, Patsy Wood Trust, Sir Martin Wood and Lady Audrey Wood, The Banister Charitable Trust and Kathleen and David Lucas and their son Stephen.
We are also thankful for support from a number of other anonymous Trusts & Foundations, members of Earth Trust, and individual donations to the Gateway Programme.
Together, they enabled us to build Earth Lab, undertake archaeological explorations and renovate the Innovation Hub for Phase 1.