To create a Project of this magnitude of course costs a considerable amount of money, and Dartmouth anticipates that funds will come from a number of sources:
We are fortunate to have been granted up to £40,000 of initial funding from Dartmouth Town Council (subject to our meeting a number of criteria) over the next three years, and this funding will be used as a platform to bid for funding from other sources.
Along with 10 other UK locations, Dartmouth is a partner in the National Mayflower 400 organisation. Although Dartmouth itself has not received any direct funding from Central Government, they have invested a considerable amount of money to set up the National Mayflower UK organisation who in turn have provided us with numerous valuable resources. It has also been announced recently that Central Government are providing a further £500,000 towards an International Travel Tourism campaign, designed to attract visitors from the UK & abroad to the Mayflower Towns. Various Travel Trade shows are being set up in regional centres around the country, and it is anticipated that International marketing will commence later in 2017.
Dartmouth, along with all the other national Mayflower 400 trail partners, has been included in a collective bid to The Heritage Lottery Fund submitted in March 2017, for the cost of setting up Mayflower Trails in each town. If successful, this would fund the Dartmouth Walking Trail.
Other Dartmouth Funding Plans
We will be submitting a number of other bids to a variety of funding organisations for specific projects.
We will be asking for personal donations towards this historic project. See our Donations page»
Many of the concerts and some other events will be ticketed, and therefore self funding.
Commercial sponsorship packages will be available for businesses that would like to take advantage of the considerable number of visitors that our projects will attract to the town. See our Sponsorship page»
Between now and 2020 we will be running a number of specific fundraising events. Please sign up below for our newsletter if you would like details of these.