Patron - Jersey Heritage

Fundraising represents a significant part of Jersey Heritage's self-generated income. This scheme will give vital support to Jersey Heritage. Patrons help us build and conserve our Collection, create inspirational exhibitions and events and engage people through learning opportunities.  Patrons benefit from exclusive activities, opportunities to go behind the scenes and social events. 

Some photography by kind permission of Lizi Hill.

As a Jersey Heritage Patron or Benefactor you benefit from year-round special events, tours, talks and events which are designed to enhance your heritage experience.  By making a donation and becoming a Jersey Heritage Patron or Benefactor you have an opportunity to indicate a preference on how your donation might be used by Jersey Heritage and restrict your donation to one of these three areas: Education and Exhibitions, Collections and Conservation, or Buildings and Infrastructure.

There are numerous levels of support from becoming a Benefactor to donating a 'Living Legacy'.  To discuss how you can support Jersey Heritage by making a donation or becoming a Patron please contact Jeremy Swetenham, Jeremy.swetenham@jerseyheritage.org or the Jersey Heritage Fundraising Department who will arrange to meet you to discuss your needs.

Patron Events & Activities

The Patron Scheme is designed for people who would like to get involved in and enjoy our Island’s heritage in an enhanced and innovative way that is not possible for our general membership. Being a Patron gives you the opportunity to meet new
people, hear from our heritage experts and a chance to take part in a series of events which take place throughout the year.
Events range from, behind the scenes tours, exclusive access to our collections, themed talks, musical evenings and private dinners with heritage innovative heritage themes

Become a Patron - download the application form

Benefactor Benefits 

  • Acknowledgement on the Patrons’ Wall at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
  • Acknowledgement in the Annual Report
  • Acknowledgement in relevant publications
  • Free membership of the Société Jersiaise
  • Behind the scenes tours and talks
  • Invitation to selected Patron events
  • Invitation to Jersey Heritage’s major exhibition opening receptions
  • Unlimited free access to Jersey Heritage sites for you and a guest
  • Receive 20% discount in Jersey Heritage shops
  • Advanced notice of late-availability Heritage Holiday Lets

Single Benefactor- £500 or £42 per month by direct debit

Joint Benefactor - £750 or £63 per month by direct debit

Patron Benefits

All the benefits of being a Benefactor, plus:

  • Annual lunch/dinner event with the Jersey Heritage Chairman and senior management
  • Invitation to the full programme of Patron events
  • Receive a free two or three night stay at one of the Jersey Heritage Holiday Lets properties (October to March only)
  • Use of personal researcher (up to 10 hours) at Jersey Archive
  • Christmas ‘goody bag’ from Jersey Heritage shop

Single Patron - £1,500 or £125 per month by direct debit

Joint Patron - £2,250 or £188 per month by direct debit

 

Life Patron Benefits

Once an individual or couple have donated £40,000 over a period of time or as a lump sum they will enjoy all of the Patron benefits with no need for further subscriptions, including the following benefits:

• Receive a free week-long stay at one of the Jersey Heritage Holiday Lets properties (October to March only)

• Ability to invite friends to the full programme of Patron events

• Opportunity to sail in one of the Heritage restored boats

Living Legacy

This option is for those who wish to make a donation of at least £40,000 but may need to recover part of the donation within 10 years due to unforeseen circumstances. The donation is treated as an interest free loan and at the beginning of each year of the loan, 10% becomes a donation to Jersey Heritage. At year 10 the entire sum will have been donated. A Living Legacy will entitle the individual or couple to enjoy all of the Patron benefits with no need for further subscriptions.

How Patrons Have Helped

Money raised through the Patron Scheme has enabled Jersey Heritage to undertake a number of projects which otherwise would not have been possible:

Conservation

Conservation of a wedding dress made byone of Jersey’s most prominent couturiers. The dress was made for the marriage of Agnes Lucy Hughes to Earl Winfield Spencer on 10 December 1887 at the St Helier Town Church. Agnes and Earl’s first son was also called Earl Winfield Spencer and went on to become Wallis Simpson’s first husband. The dress was gifted to Jersey Heritage in 1997 by the grandson of the wearer who sent it from America, as he believed that it should come home to Jersey and the dress was the star attraction in a major exhibition.

Acquisition

Purchase of eight Edmund Blampied sketchbooks for the Island’s Art Collection, which otherwise would have been sold off
the Island. These sketchbooks have added to the existing Jersey Heritage collection of 350 Blampied works. The sketchbooks will be made available in a permanent area within Jersey Museum & Art Gallery to celebrate Blampied’s work.

Education

Development of ‘Jersey Ice Age Island’ (October 2015) one of Jersey Heritage’s most significant exhibitions of
recent years. This exhibition is culmination of a three-year project investigating the Island’s internationally important Ice Age landscapes working with the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.