A further £10,000 grant from The Headley Trust has been awarded toward the acquisition of The West Yorkshire Hoard, bringing the total raised to date to 165,633 and leaving a shortfall of just £5,366.41. The Headley Trust is part of the The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and helps provide funding for heritage projects and a lot more. Read more about what the Headley Trust does on the The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts website.
There has been such a positive response to the appeal and supporters have been so generous in their giving and general support, however, there is still a shortfall (which is now very very small!) and all of the stops are being pulled out to reach £170,000 the Hoard has been valued at by experts at the British Museum.
Donations are still being accepted to the appeal as with this news, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have agreed to extend the loan of the Hoard until 15th December 2011 while the remaining money is raised. The Hoard will stay on display in Leeds City Museum until then.