The National Army Museum (NAM) has secured a £450,000 grant from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Set to fund significant changes to the Museum’s entrance and exterior landscaping, the grant will help make the Museum inviting and accessible to its visitors when it re-opens to the public next year.
The improvements are all part of NAM’s Building for the Future project, which will see a radical transformation of the Museum building and provide new opportunities for accessing its Collection.
Janice Murray, Director General at the National Army Museum, said:
'We’re dedicated to making sure our Collection presents the story of the British Army in an exciting, relevant and thought-provoking way, and this grant moves us a step closer to creating an engaging and accessible environment for our visitors, which will see the Museum survive and thrive long into the future.'
Simon Settle, Head of Community Programmes for WREN, said:
'We're delighted to be supporting the National Army Museum's Building for the Future project. I visited the site recently to see the construction work being delivered and am already looking forward to attending the opening event.
'WREN is always happy to consider grant applications that make a real and lasting difference and this is a great example of that.'
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The National Army Museum is the leading authority on the history of the British Army. Founded in 1960 by Royal Charter and established for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting objects and records relating to the Land Forces of the British Crown it is a museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains.
The Museum tells the story of the British Army, the personal experiences of the soldiers who have served and connects the British public and its Army demonstrating how the role of the Army and its actions are still relevant today.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site.
FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites.
The Landfill Communities Fund - any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK.