markerstones for the millennium

Members of the Yates family at Smerrill. Several stones are installated on land the Yates farm.

Sponsors and Supporters

Sites of Meaning has been funded by a large variety of organisations, reflecting steady progress over seven years. This approach has allowed us to grow in confidence as we increased funding from single stones to major projects.
We are also very grateful for the support from many individuals. We would particularly like to thank the farmers, on whose land many of these stones are placed, for their co-operation and generosity.
East Midlands Arts (now Arts Council of England - East Midlands) sponsored the Sculpture Residency through their Regional Arts Lottery Programme undertaken by Amanda Wray in 2002. Arts Council of England
The Local Heritage Initiative, a partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nationwide Building Society and the Countryside Agency funded Other Stones - Other Meanings. Local Heritage Initiative
The Campaign to Protect Rural England campaign for the protection and enhancement of the countryside. They helped to redevelop the area surrounding Site 13. Campaign to Protect Rural England
Awards for All are distributers of lottery funding who specialise in small awards aimed at local communities. Awards for All provided funds for work at Sites 1, 3, 7 and 9 Awards for All
Derbyshire County Council provided valuable support through their Small Arts Grants and Greenwatch Awards which supported the IncribeNOW photographic residency, final stone and concluding celebration to Sites of Meaning. Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Dales Distirct Council provided two small awards. The first award initiated the Sites of Meaning project and the second supported the Sculpture Residency with Amanda Wray. Derbyshire Dales Distirct Council
Leader II was a European initiative to encourage development over the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands. It provided funding towards the stones at sites 13 and 17. UK Leader
Shell Better Britain Campaign encouraged action by community groups to improve their local quality of life in ways that were environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. It was one of our first sponsors. The Shell Better Britain Campaign is now closed.
Real Stone is an international company providing dimension stone for the building industry. They provided and shaped the circular stone used at site 13. Real Stone
The Stancliffe Stone Company is locally based but a major supplier of building stone. It provided the two blanks for Michael Steel to carve as gateposts for site 17. Stancliff Stone Company
Longcliffe Quarries are a major supplier of high purity limestone. They donated the piece of Hoptonwood stone used by Valerie Coffin-Price at site 7. Longcliffe Quarries
Waste Recycling Environmental Limited recycles landfill tax in environmental projects. WREN supported stones and environmental reconstructions at sites 6, 12 and 17. Waste Recycling Environmental Limited
Tarmac is the leading supplier of building materials in the UK and has several quarries in the area. Tarmac made a special presentation to Sites of Meaning as part of Derbyshire CC Green Watch Awards scheme. Tarmac
St Anselm's is an independent preparatory school near Bakewell, Derbyshire. The children and staff of St Anselm's made a generous donation to Sites of Meaning. St Anselm's School
Peak District National Park Authority administers the Sustainable Development Fund to promote the development of practical and sustainable ways of living, in and around the National Park, now and in the future. The fund supported InscribeNOW. Peak District National Park Authority
Derbyshire Aggregates, situated on the Long Rake is a market leader in the aggregates industry. Derbyshire Aggregates funded site 15 and their staff composed the text. Derbyshire Aggregates