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Fundraising and Donations

Help support the Heugh Battery Museum by fundraising or donating

Help Support the Heugh Battery Museum

The Heugh Battery Museum is a registered charity and reliant on the generosity of donors just like you. We are grateful to each and every individual and organisation who takes the time to support us. It is becoming difficult to attain, and maintain, WW1 items, stories, personal notes, equipment and alike, therefore donations and sponsorships are vital to the growth of The Heugh Battery Museum

There are many ways in which you can help: 

Make a One-off Donation

Sponsor an item or project

Become a Corporate Partner

Leave a Legacy


How will your donation help? 

However big or small your donation means a lot to us.  Just look at some of the ways your money will be made to count:

£2,500 - is the amount of money that could cover part of the upkeep and running of the Heugh Battery Museum. This includes the costs of staff wages, general maintenance, modernisation, form fees to apply for grants, school visit packs, media marketing, the money we pay for professional services, the money we have to pay for the copyright permissions as well as the administrative costs to the website and much more.

£1,500 - is the amount of money that could cover one month’s running costs for maintenance, fixtures and fittings, acquisitions and stationary

£500 - is the amount of money that could pay for the upkeep of an archived item, the upkeep of electrical/mechanical items or buy essential gift shop/cafe items 

£250 - is the amount of money that could pay for the repair and upkeep of the buildings within the Heugh Battery or help pay for an archivist to maintain records 

£50 - is the amount of money that could help create a lesson plan for a school visit

£5 - is the amount of money that could cover the cost of web hosting or postage each month

We thank you for any support you can give.


Individual Support


You can now support The Heugh Battery Museum through sponsorship. You can sponsor a particular item in our collection in memory of someone or simply just because you would love to help. You will then have your name and a special message added to our benefactor’s wall on the website and in our sponsorship book within the Heugh Battery Museum.

The steps to sponsor couldn't be easier:

Step 1 - Sign up to Sponsor at the Heugh Battery via email on this address:

Step 2 - You will receive an email confirming your sponsorship with donation details

Step 3 - Once we have confirmed the sponsorship and the wording you want to appear, we update the Benefactor's Wall on our website with your message for everyone to see.



Every individual supporter is vital to our continued success. If you do not wish to become a regular donor by sponsoring, please feel free to make a one-off donation. Whether you can give a few pounds to help us with the costs of running such an important historical site, or you would like to donate for £2500, you can make a one-off donation using the link below.  You can also give directly at the museum in one of the severa donation points situated around the site.  You can help further with your donatin if you are a UK taxpayer by completing a Gift Aid form with your donation.

Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow and develop, enabling everyone to enjoy the Heugh Battery Museum in the future.

If you wish to plan your giving to the Heugh Battery Museum or discuss further how you might help secure the long-term future of the project please contact us via


 A gift in your will

You might not have thought of leaving a gift to the Heugh Battery Museum in your will but you can help secure the future of the museum for all. In addition, you will be remembered on our Benefactor's Wall and so form a tangible part of the museum itself. A gift of any amount adds to the development of the Heugh Battery Museum and can be a wonderful way to leave your legacy.

You might like to consider one of these two financial gifts to the Heugh Battery Museum:

Suggested wording for your will

It is extremely simple to leave something in your will to the Heugh Battery Museum. All you need to do is include the following words:

'I give the [sum of / % share of residue of my estate] to the Board of Trustees of the Heugh Battery Museum, Moor Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 0PS, UK absolutely for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Director or Co-Director for the time being of the Heugh Battery Museum shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor.'

The Heugh Battery Trust is a registered charity number 1106882.    Please note: We strongly recommend that you consult your legal advisor when making or altering your Will. This is especially important for supporters outside England and Wales, where different laws apply.

Inheritance tax

Currently, inheritance tax is payable at 40% on estates of over £325,000 (tax year 2011-12). Leaving a legacy can be tax-effective as gifts to charities like the Heugh battery Museum are exempt from inheritance tax. In the March 2011 Budget, the government announced a new incentive to encourage people to leave 10% (or more) of their net estate to charity. From 2014, estates which meet the criteria will qualify for a reduction in the rate of any inheritance tax payable from 40% to 36%.

Everyone’s tax situation is different and we always recommend you seek individual advice from your financial or legal adviser.

Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact us:


Corporate involvement

Meaningful partnerships to enhance businesses and build long-term relationships are at the heart of the Heugh Battery Museum’s approach.

We offer a variety of creative opportunities for businesses to support our aspirations, with benefits including high-profile branding, tailored client entertaining, and staff and community engagement.

By partnering with the Heugh Battery Museum, you’ll benefit from exciting opportunities to reach and influence thousands of engaged consumers with compelling bespoke solutions. We can offer your company a wide range of partnership possibilities geared towards creating:


Listening is our business. We’d love to hear your thoughts so let’s get together and talk about crafting a partnership with your business’s aims and objectives in mind. 

Become part of something that matters. Join us and help to fund a charitable organisation that preserves World War I history for generations to come

With The Heugh Battery Museum growing internationally now is a great time to get involved.

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