Grant funding

The Vivian Moon Braunton Community Trust Fund

We received grants of £500 in 2013 and 2014 from the local charity, The Vivian Moon Braunton Community Trust Fund. We are grateful for their support which is helping us with marketing the Museum of British Surfing through the design and distribution of new publicity leaflets.


Leader 4 Torridge & North Devon

We’re delighted to have been awarded two grants by the Leader 4 Torridge & North Devon programme – part of the Rural Development Programme for England that provides project funding and development support to improve the economy, environment and quality of life in rural areas.

We received £28,790 towards our Phase 1 development that allowed us to complete our business plan, initial design work including re-branding and this website, plus economic, environmental and project planning. In 2010 we were awarded £145,775 as funding towards Phase 2 – the physical design & build of our exhibition & event venue at The Yard in Braunton.

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.


North Devon Council

The Museum of British Surfing was awarded a grant of £45,000 in 2011 through the Section 106 fund allocated to Braunton and administered by North Devon Council.

This vital contribution towards the charity’s Phase 2 design & build work helped us to carry out improvements at The Yard building and Braunton skate bowl at our exhibition & event venue.  We are very grateful for the support of North Devon Council and Braunton Parish Council, and are pleased to be working with them to upgrade this prominent public site in the village centre.

In 2012 we received an additional £5,000 grant from the council to help with marketing, and small awards of £650 in 2011-12 and £450 in 2012-13 and £400 in 2013-14 from our four Braunton area North Devon district councillors.


North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Museum of British Surfing received a £4,950 grant from the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Beauty 2011 sustainable development fund to help create an environmental education display and programme at our venue in Braunton.

It looks at how and why the area came to be a hub for surfing, and focus on acts we can all take to help preserve this beautiful and fragile environment for generations to come, and has been developed in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage.

This is our second grant from the AONB, in 2009 we were awarded £5,000 to help towards creating our Economic and Environmental Feasibility Studies.

We are committed to promoting the conservation of the natural environment, and ask you to tread lightly and leave only footprints in the sand when you come to surf in North Devon.

The AONB celebrated their 50th anniversary recently, please support their work.


Devon County Council

We received a grant of £3,500 in the 2011/2012 financial year from our local Devon county councillor Caroline Chugg to help towards the cost of audio-visual interpretation throughout the museum’s building at The Yard in Braunton.



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