Campaign tracker

Our progress to date

There are just two months left to save The Steading – the breathtaking home and single most important work of the artist Tim Stead MBE – and its contents. We needed to raise £450,000 to purchase The Steading, and £50,000 for repairs.

From having virtually nothing in November 2020 we have now managed to raise nearly

90 %
of our goal through donations and pledges. Thanks to you, we are now edging really close to our target.
£ 1 for £1
If the Tim Stead Trust can raise the final £55,000 by February 2021 this will be doubled by a donor and The Steading and its collection saved for the nation.

Help us to save this unique house for the nation


The home stretch

We are very excited that, all of a sudden, we received enough substantial donations to be able to launch our crowd-funder. It is extraordinary that in less than two months …

A brilliant end to 2020

How wonderful to end this year on an upbeat note. Despite our setback in the autumn, we are thrilled that The Steading has inspired so much, and such generous, support. …

An Encouraging 10 Days

As many politicians like to say, “We have been working tirelessly, night and day”… in our case, to raise more funds for The Steading. Last week we had a virtual …

A Short Update

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support at this very exciting (though rather nerve-wracking) time. Some of you have asked when the Crowd-funder will appear as you are …

A Roller-coaster week

This last week has been one of the most dramatic I’ve experienced. A week ago we received the devastating news that the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), after endless postponed …

A short film of The Steading