Awards and Grants
2017 Isle of Wight Society Conservation Awards
The Charity is delighted to be awarded with the Isle of Wight Society 2017 Conservation Award.
The award was given for refurbishment of the ornate ceiling in the House Bar. This major project was completed in just six weeks. It involved inserting steel beams into the existing collapsing structure and suspending a new wooden frame to support the dome. New floor beams were then put in place. Finally the paintwork was restored to its original condition. Distortion in the building had broken the curved corridor roof glass, and an exact copy was made in modern Lexan based material.
Today the main corridor and the original gentlemen’s billard and smoking room has ceilings to be proud of that should stand for many years to come.
2015 Coastal Revival Fund grant
In December 2015 the Charity was awarded £50,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund. The grant was deployed on much needed work to the centre of the house. Work was carried out during the winter months when the main building could be closed with no events booked. The bar ceiling, redecoration of the main corridor and refurbishment of the main staircase took place, and resulted in the Isle of Wight Society Conservation Award 2017 (above).
2015 Community Action Isle of Wight
In 2015 the Charity was the winner in the Arts and Heritage category. Community Action Awards are an annual competition to encourage and reward the dedication of the Island’s voluntary sector. With the cash prize we purchased an autograph album, which belonged to a Nurse stationed at Northwood House during the First World War. It has been added to the Northwood House Archive.