Issue details

Leeds Museums and Galleries Development Trust

This report relates to the setting up of a charitable trust to raise funds and support the work of Leeds Museums and Galleries (LMG). This is a key recommendation in a recent fundraising review commissioned by LMG in order to support the delivery of the service’s 5-year strategy (approved by the Executive Board on 16 March 2022).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2022

Decision due: 14 Dec 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: David Hopes, Head of Museums and Galleries 0113 378 4047 Email:

Consultation process

Consultation has taken place over six months with staff and key stakeholders, including the Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education. This has been led by the Head of Service, and Catherine Longley, the consultant working with Good Fundraising Co. Ltd. on the service’s fundraising review (August – November 2022).

More recently, advice has been sought from colleagues in Finance and Legal, as well as colleagues in other local authorities and charitable trusts, particularly Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Norfolk Museums Service.


Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Chief Officer, Culture & Economy

Group Leader, Heritage and Arts, Barnsley Council

Head of Development, Norfolk Museums Service

Head of Development at Norfolk Museums Service

Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitoring Officer

Head - Property and Development, Leeds City Council

Finance Business Partner, Leeds City Council

Senior Management Team, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Chair, Leeds Art Fund

Secretary, Friends of Leeds City Museums

President, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society


Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting