We have looked at grants etc. Until we know exactly where the building will be we don't know what we can get. The most of the money will be coming from a business loan. I thouhgt about asking Bill Gates if he would like to donate some of his Massive fortune!
The developers/designers of most of the machines SHOULD stil be alive, I know that Clive Sinclair is definately about BUT he won't/doesn't get involved in anything like this. This would be something I would look at when we are further along.
Thanks for the encouragement.