We would like to thank our funders, partners and project supporters who have given their time and expertise to the project over the last 2 years.
The Story of QPR project would not have been possible without the generous donations of the fans and supporters. If you would like to support the heritage and community outreach work undertaken by the project team then please make a donation here.
The Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association. The Community Fund empowers individual clubs to meet the needs of their local communities in key areas such as education, community cohesion, health and sports participation.
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK.
“This is a project that will celebrate the close relationship between QPR and its supporters . At a time of planned change it is particularly important to look at the heritage of QPR, and what makes us a very special club. That link between the club, its supporters and the communities of west London is an important part of its heritage and vital for the future too. QPR 1st has been looking after the Hoops Fund since it was raised by supporters at a time of dire financial crisis for the club ten years ago. Now some of that money is being used to give something back to supporters with what should be an excellent record of the club and its fans.” Chair of QPR 1st Supporters Trust, Stephen Dedridge
Hammersmith United Charities (HUC), offers grants to organisations working to prevent or relieve hardship or distress for Hammersmith residents. They have funded numerous groups with strong links to the communities they serve, and worked in partnership with the Octavia Foundation by funding an apprentice post on the History of QPR project. Their funding facilitated the hiring of a young Hammersmith resident as an apprentice administrator and helped him to gain valuable work experience to enhance his future career options. The Octavia Foundation would like to thank HUC for their valuable contribution to this project.
James Calladine generously donated £1,000 towards towards the project
“I tried to support the production of the film when an attempt was made to crowdfund it two years ago. When Andy Evans (CEO of QPR in the Community) told me last August that the project still faced a modest financing gap, I was determined to help see it through to completion. I’m just delighted to see QPR giving something back to the local community and it has been a privilege to have been able to play a small part in that process.”
We would like to thank The London Transport museum for their kind and generous permission to use archive photos for our ‘What’s in Your Loft?’ exhibition.
The Story of QPR project team would like to give extra special thanks to:
Gordon Macey, Martin Botwright, Annamaria Ward , Daniel Hawkins, Sue Snyder, Maggie Tyler, Peter Trott, Jon Michael Ryan, Maria Pilkington, Joan Shenton, Vince Eavis, Frances Batchelor, David Horan, Barry Jackman, Lyn Mistry, Lee Jeffries, Ian Gamber, QPR Report, Tony Incenzo, Organizedphotos.com, Shilpa Bhatnagar, Aniza Meghani, Kasha Dubaniewicz, Niko Kranjcar, Liverpool FC, National Football Museum, Oral History Society, Helen Beckett, Fran Pickering, Jordan Nyari, Vic Gibbons, David Gibbons, WeAreTheRangersBoys.com, Louis Victor, Andrew Impey, Julie Hampton, Will Dennehy.