To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns in 2009, the National Trust for Scotland is raising £20 million to create the Burns National Heritage Park. The extensive project, on the site of the existing museum at Burns Cottage in Alloway, will provide a considerably more informative and rewarding visitor experience than currently available as well as being a lasting tribute to Robert Burns. The Barcapel Trustees were impressed by the professionalism of the NTS as well as the ambition, scale and importance of the project and consequently awarded the substantial grant of £200,000.00
What Barcapel Supports
Our three priority areas of interest for funding are health, heritage and youth.
- HEALTH - all areas of medicine and healing are supported by the foundation, with a particular interest in complementary and alternative therapies.
- HERITAGE - we are committed to preserving and protecting our artistic and cultural heritage, especially with reference to the built environment.
- YOUTH - the foundation supports all areas of development for young people especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.