The Second World War Experience Centre is a registered charity (no 1072965) and, as such, is 100% reliant on voluntary income for our ongoing work.

There are many ways in which both individuals and organisations can support our work and some examples are provided below. For further details of how you can support our work, please go to Register or Donate.

Charitable Trusts
A significant part of our annual income comes from Grant-making Trusts and Foundations. They choose to either donate for our general work or are involved in supporting a specific project. Examples are given below of trusts who have each donated over £10,000:

  • The Dulverton Trust (in support of our Education project and our general work
  • Garfield Weston Foundation (in support of our general work)
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity ( supporting the Journal Everyones War)
  • RF Walker Charitable Trust (in support of our general work)
  • Tubney Charitable Trust (in support of a special website project)

Other trust donors include:

  • Barbour Trust
  • The Cayo Foundation
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • George A Moore Foundation
  • Hartley Hillards Charitable Trust
  • Leslie Silver Charitable Foundation
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation
  • Lord Ashdown Charitable Settlement
  • Macfarlane Walker Trust
  • Manifold Trust
  • Marquess of Salisbury’s Charitable Trusts
  • Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation
  • Mercers Charitable Foundation
  • Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation
  • Raymond Burton Charitable Trust
  • Richard Jackson Charitable Foundation
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Several companies choose to make a donation in support of our work or provide in kind support either by donation of materials or services. We would like to recognise the following in particular:

  • Freedom Group – IT and general support on an ongoing basis
  • Henton & Co Chartered Accountants – financial advisors
  • Martin Currie – sponsorship of our Lecture Series
  • The Martin-Baker Aircraft Co Ltd
  • Nabarro Nathanson – legal advisors
  • Peugeot – general and education support
  • Serco – sponsors of our Lecture Series
  • Spice Holdings
  • Trailfinders Ltd – sponsors of our Journal
  • Britannia Building Society
  • Britannic Assurance
  • York Place Company Services Ltd
  • DC Care
  • CFK Developments Ltd