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In addition to the work of our members, the Steam Center lives on small and large donations.

Your contributions ensure the survival of this unique collection and allow us to make it accessible to a wide audience! The extremely generous initial donation of the Ruth and Robert Heuberger Foundation saved the Europe-wide unique collection of the Vaporama Thun from being scrapped and the collection could be transferred to Winterthur.

The Steam Center Winterthur has set up a sponsoring, which both individuals and companies are addressed. The fact that an attractive exhibition amounts at least 800m² of protected area brings high costs for the accommodation of the collection.

Our financial plan for the coming years

  Mass Balance 2017   Budget 2018 Planed 2019 Planed 2020 Planed 2021
Income            
 membership fees 23'060   24'000 25'000 26'000 27'000
 Museum and events 34'337   40'000 40'000 42'000 42'000
 Donations and sponsorship 104'697   79'550 95'000 95'000 100'000
 Other income 5'000   5'000 3'000 3'000 3'000
Total Income 167'094   148'550 163'000 166'000
172'000
Costs            
 Museum 23'339   18'000 20'000 20'000 20'000
Advertising, Administration 14'356   17'500 18'000 18'000 18'000
 Rent 102'206   105'500 106'000 106'000 106'000
Total Costs 139'901   141'000 144'000 144'000 144'000
Net Income 27'193   7'550 19'000 22'000 28'000

We expect revenues from our events, activities, etc - from CHF 35,000 to CHF 40,000 annually.

This means that around CHF 110,000 are missing each year.
Therefore our request to you: Support us with your donation. Donations to the Steam Center Winterthur are tax deductible. You will receive a donation confirmation from us in good time.

Donation Account: IBAN CH03 0070 0110 0024 5572 4

With these donations, supplemented by the income from the operation of the steam centre (events and guided tours), we have been able to fulfill all our obligations to this day. We were able to pay both rental costs and various machine revisions. We have also been able to expand our exhibition on an ongoing basis, always with the aim of being able to present our outstanding witnesses of industrial culture to an ever wider audience in an attractive and didactically stimulating setting.

Significant private donations have already been received by the Steam Centre over the past four years (all figures in CHF as at 01.09.2018):

2014 42'635 2015  118'113 2016 100'343 2017 95'184 2018 87'860

For donations to the Swiss Steam Centre, we have created three main groups, so that the optimal version is also available for you:

Donator

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This group is intended for one-time donations. Register via our website, by phone or by post and we will send you payment slips. You can also deposit via your e-banking directly to the account IBAN CH26 0070 0110 0038 4949 1. Depending on the amount paid in, we would like to thank you for the following benefits (this applies in the following calendar year after the donation):

Decription  Donate Your Benefit
Donator  1.- to 249.- You will be informed personally about our events and receive our publications
Donator
Category Bronze
 250.- to 499.- Free admission on public days, in each case on the second Saturday of the month (without steam event)
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Donator
Category Silver
500.- to 999.- Free admission to all public events in the steam centre
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Donator
Category Gold
1000.- and more Free admission to all public events in the steam centre
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Personal invitation to a special occasion with lunch

Sponsor

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For this group an annual fee of at least CHF 60.- is agreed. This contribution will be charged annually until the termination of the patronage by invoice.

Decription Annual Fee Your Benefit
Sponsor  60.-  Free admission on public days, in each case on the second Saturday of the month (without steam event)
Sponsor
Category Bronze
 250.-  Free admission on public days, in each case on the second Saturday of the month (without steam event)
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Sponsor
Category Silver
500.-  Free admission to all public events in the steam centre
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Sponsor
Category Gold
1000.- Free admission to all public events in the steam centre
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
Personal invitation to a special occasion with lunch

Sponsor - SME

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This group is tailored for companies and has the opportunity to publish an advertisement on our website under the heading "Sponsoring" and to place its logo on the sponsor board in the entrance area of the Steam Centre.

Decription Annual Fee Your Benefit
sponsor - SME 500.-  Free admission to all public events in the steam centre
Personal invitation to our VIP aperitif in the steam centre
 
Advertisement example on the website Sponsor board in the steam centre
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As an example, we would like to point out a few machines on which we have carried out revision and restoration work since 2011:

Sponsoring 1 Single-cylinder steam engine with stone crusher
Ready for operation
Sponsoring 2 Ship screw steam engine Lützelau
Base mounting, mounting a propeller and an electric motor
Sponsoring 3 Transmission
Wall steam engine and drilling machine assembled by means of transmission drive to a portable unit with the aim to show and explain the operation of the transmission.
Sponsoring 4 Balancer Steam Engine
Movement demonstration (installation of an electric motor)
Sponsoring 6
Laboratory machine of the TU Biel
Assembly, base mounting, painting
Sponsoring 7 Ship Steam Engine Giessbach III
Assembly of the original paddle wheel