Our plans would not have developed to the extent they have been without generous help from our supporters and members of Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society. In particular, the following organisations have supported us with either financial contributions or pro-bono help and guidance. The length of this page is a testament to the wide range of support that we have received.
If you would like to join this band of organisations who have seen the potential in our vision, please contact Steve at projectmanager@sherwood- observatory.org.uk for more information. If you would like to make a personal donation, please go to this link: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/sciencediscoverycentre
In 2021 and 2023 we were awarded substantial blocks of funding through the Towns Fund and Levelling Up Round 2 programmes respectively as part of the levelling up agenda sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC). These grants are administered and distributed through Ashfield District Council in partnership with the Discover Ashfield Board and they have been instrumental in allowing us to take our proposals to the next level.
The following organisations have provided direct financial support to the project. We have also received many small donations from members of the public and the MSAS membership. Their investment has been a valuable contribution and has demonstrated wide-ranging interest in our vision.
Our branding and marketing partners
Many thanks to Cham Kang, of Qinesis, Jon Smart, of JSS Media, and the team at Ketchup Marketing for their invaluable branding and marketing support as we develop our plans, and to Keith Cox and his team at Bloc Digital, for providing the visual elements of our new brand and creating our vision in the virtual world.
Our legal advisors
We are indebted to Barkley Startups and Browne Jacobson LLP for their pro bono support in setting up the current form of our charity and for guiding us through our contractor/consultant appointments respectively.
Our education supporters
The following further education and higher education establishments have provided in-kind support in various ways as our project has developed.