Past Support

Recent donations and legacies

  • Wolfson Foundation: Pledge £75,000
  • Garfield Weston Foundation: £50,000
  • Elizabeth Young: £5,000
  • Jenny Grundy: £1,000
  • John Lyon's Charity: £60,000 over 12m towards the second phase of the BioMedia Meltdown Project 2017-2018
  • John Lyon's Charity: £72,000 over 18m towards the BioMedia Meltdown Project 2015-2016
  • Ro Lowe-McConnell FLS: left a legacy of £286,328 in 2015
  • Lisbet Rausing & Peter Baldwin Trust: annual donations of £5,000
  • Professor Cloudsley-Thompson: £70,000
  • Professor Dianne Edwards PPLS: £1,000

Completed projects

Andrew W Mellon Foundation

  • £198,007 towards the Linnaean Manuscripts Project over three years
  • £75.6k 2010-2011 towards The Smith Herbarium Conservation and Digitisation Project.

The John R Murray Charitable Trust

  • £15,000 towards The Smith Correspondence Cataloguing Project

Garfield Weston Foundation

  • £100k towards refurbishment of the Tower Rooms including the Archive Room (2010)

Wolfson Foundation

  • £100k towards refurbishment of the Tower Rooms including the Archive Room (2010)

Eleanor McMillan Fund

  • £200k towards refurbishment of the Archive Room (2008-2009)

Darwin Heritage Lottery Fund

  • £46k towards the Darwin education initiative (2009-2010)

Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund (now called Arcadia)

  • £500k towrads CARLS, Digitisation Projects, Linnaean Herbarium and Correspondence (2005-2007)

Fishmongers Guild

  • £4k towards digitisation of the Fish and Shell Collection (2007)

Total funding by project, including that from the Society’s funds as well as donations/grants, has been as follows:

  • The Linnaean Typification Project : £300k, 1994-2008
  • The Smith Herbarium Conservation and Digitisation Project: £410k, 1998-2008
  • The Linnaean Correspondence Project: £195k, 2004-2006
  • The Linnaean Herbarium Digitisation Project: £55k, 2005-2007
  • The Linnaean Insect Digitisation Project: £146k, 2006-2007
  • The Linnaean Fishes and Shells Digitisation Project: £15k, 2007-2008
  • The Legacy Journals Project (2010-2011, supported by Wiley-Blackwell)
  • Francis-Buchanan Hamilton Nepalese Flora Paintings Digitisation (2011)
  • The Linnaeus Link Project £185k, 2004-2009