Revenues gained through membership subscriptions, fund raising activities, publications sales, gifts, bequests (such as the Sholl Bequest), and grants are spent on various projects submitted by staff of the State Library of Western Australia and the State Records as well as by members of our organisation to the Friends' Committee for selection each year.
projects have required extra effort including applications for large
external grants. The last of these was funds of $3 million from Lotterywest,
supported by the consortium of historical and community organisations and
private donors, to rescue and preserve unique and irreplaceable materials in
the Battye Library.
If you wish to make a provision in your Will leaving a bequest to Friends of Battye Library Inc. please see brochure attached for further information.
MAUDE SHOLL BEQUEST
Maude Sholl was a well-wisher who left a substantial bequest for the use of the Friends of Battye Library (Inc.). Monies are paid to the Friends for them to use for the compilation of finding aids and the editing of documents with a view to publication and otherwise for the general purposes and objects of the Battye Library of Western Australian History. The Sholl Bequest is our major source of regular funding.