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Thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players, the First Light at Jodrell Bank project has received  £12.1m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards this £20.5 transformational re-development. We are delighted to have also received a further £4m from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as well as a number of grants from trusts and foundations.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre expresses its heart-felt thanks to all who have supported the project, and to National Lottery Players in particular without whose generosity the  project would not be possible.

The First Light Project will transform Jodrell Bank into a truly world-class heritage destination that befits its unrivalled international status as a site of scientific, cultural and historical importance; a truly fitting way to present Britain to the world.

Our supporters are:

National Lottery Players

National Lottery Heritage Fund 
epartment for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
The University of Manchester
Garfield Weston Foundation
Wolfson Foundation
Denise Coates Foundation
University of Manchester Alumni
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
George Rigg

We are also grateful for the donations received by the many individuals who have sponsored our Panel Appeal.

If you would like to make a contribution to the project you can do so either in person or online, and further opportunities to donate will be announced in due course.

You can keep with the progress of the project on our website here, where you can also sign up to our e-newsletter, and you’ll find more news and updates on twitter @FirstLightatJB