The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to support the transformation of Raphael Court at the V&A
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust are delighted to announce their support for the V&A’s transformation of the Raphael Court, to mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death. The Raphael Court, home to the iconic Raphael Cartoons, will be refurbished from 27 January 2020 until late 2020. The Cartoons are loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Raphael Cartoons are considered among the greatest treasures of the Renaissance. The refurbished Raphael Court will explore the significance and status of the Cartoons – encompassing five centuries of history from their creation as full-scale tapestry designs for the Sistine Chapel, the ingenuity of Raphael and his workshop, to their acquisition in 1623 by Charles, Prince of Wales, and their afterlife as iconic works of art in England up to the present day.
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Raphael Cartoon, Christ's Charge to Peter: Matthew Chapter 16: Verses 18 & 19, & John Chapter 21: Verses 15–18, by Raphael, 1515 – 16, Italy. Museum no. ROYAL LOANS.3. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
£500,000 grant to The Royal Osteoporosis Society
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have today announced a £500,000 grant to The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS).
The grant will be used to support the work of the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, which was launched in February 2019. It is the first organisation of its type in the world, with the aim of advancing scientific knowledge in this area and working towards finding a cure for osteoporosis.
Julia and Hans Rausing said "“We are pleased to support this important charity once more and hope this new dedicated Academy can create a breakthrough for millions of lives.”
£10m grant to Prince's Trust
Julia and Hans Rausing have today unveiled a £10m donation to support the Prince's Trust with its ambitious goals for young people in London.
Julia and Hans Rausing provided the donation to underpin The Prince's Trust's strategic aims for its work in London, aiming to grow the number of young people supported in the capital to over 10,000 annually by 2023.
The donation was made to enable The Prince's Trust to enhance and increase its work with young people, aged 11-30, in the capital to help those at risk of being impacted by, or getting involved in, serious violence. By supporting the "Amplified" initiative, the gift is designed to help amplify the voices of positive, relatable role models, and direct young people to free, alternative activities in their area.
The gift has also been made to assist in the new London Centre, creating a vibrant space in South London for young people to gain confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. It will enable the organisation to better tackle the challenges faced by young people growing up in London currently.
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The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust grant secures the future of the Sheerness Dockyard Church
The Sheerness Dockyard Church at Sheerness has secured funding from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust as well as other charities including The National Lottery to transform the former Dockyard Church at Sheerness.
The Grade II listed church dates back to the 1820’s, where it was used by the families and workers of the then Royal Naval Dockyard.
The grant will guarantee the future of the Dockyard Church and transform it into a space to be enjoyed by the local community, including an enterprise centre which will be run with the Kent Youth Support Trust to help young people develop business ideas.
Additionally, there will be a permanent display of a model of the historic dockyard, a community café and an events space.
The centre is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2021.
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust appoints Simon Fourmy as head of Grants
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have announced the appointment of Simon Fourmy as Head of Grants.
Joining at the start of 2019, Simon has been tasked with establishing a charity office and supporting Julia and Hans Rausing in the development of their giving strategy.
English Heritage receives £2.5m donation for new Tintagel Castle footbridge
English Heritage has received a £2.5m donation from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the forthcoming footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the charity announced today (Tuesday 19 February). Opening in summer 2019, the new footbridge will help people to better understand the dramatic Cornish castle, improve access, and help to preserve and conserve Tintagel’s archaeology and ecology.
The Royal Academy Schools Receives £10m Gift to Guarantee its Future
The Royal Academy Schools, the postgraduate art school at the heart of the Royal Academy, has received a major gift of £10m from Julia and Hans Rausing.
Leading Anglo-Bulgarian Expedition Announces Finding of the World’s Official ‘Oldest Intact Shipwreck’ Known To Mankind
For the past three years, an international team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and marine surveyors, have been searching the sea-bed of the Black Sea in order to better understand the impact of prehistoric sea level change.
National Gallery receives major donation to transform its setting of Caravaggio and seventeenth-century Italian paintings
The National Gallery has received a £4 million gift from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the refurbishment of its largest and one of its most visited rooms.
First hard hat tour of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital new Intensive Care Unit
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was delighted to welcome Julia and Hans Rausing for its first 'hard hat' tour of the construction site for its new adult Intensive Care Unit. The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has supported the Critical Care Campaign to significantly expand and redevelop the hospital's adult Intensive Care Unit.
Opening of a new wing at “The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Centre”
Julia and Hans Rausing were delighted to be invited to “Sybille’s Veterinary Suite" at The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats centre in May 2018.
The Black Sea MAP expedition
The three-year Black Sea MAP expedition was the largest underwater archaeological project of its kind, and investigated the changes in the ancient environment of the Black Sea region including the impact of sea level change during the last glacial cycle.
Gloucestershire Local Charity Tea Party
In August 2017, Julia and Hans Rausing held a Garden Tea Party in Gloucestershire for 14 local charities supported by the charitable trust.