The Search for Richard III: Statement of Costs up to 31 December 2012

Posted by hct16 at Feb 15, 2013 09:30 AM |
University of Leicester announce the costs of the Richard III project

The search was instigated by Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society. The University led the dig and the scientific analysis. The funding for the project is shown below and we thank all the funders.

Funder

Excavation and Reinstatement

Post Excavation

Total

% Contribution

University of Leicester*

£19,935

£94,115

£114,050

80.0%

Richard III Society

£18,083

--

£18,083

12.7%

Leicester Shire Promotions

£5,000

--

£5,000

3.5%

Leicester City Council

£5,000

--

£5,000

3.5%

Leicester Adult Schools

£500

--

£500

0.4%

Total

£48,518

£94,115

£142,633

 

*University funding includes £4,970 committed to under-write LCC which was later paid by LCC. The University’s funding includes £1,300 in public donations to finance the work.

The University did not seek or receive funding from Channel 4 who produced a film of the search. The University co-operated with the film so the public had opportunity to share in the excitement of the search.

Some of the project partners incurred additional costs related to the dig. For example, the City Council and University held public open days to give access to the site. The associated costs of security for those events are not listed in these core costs.