Department for Culture Media and Sport

sponsorship, trusts, foundations and private giving

DCMS are very grateful to the numerous businesses which sponsor arts organisations, and the trusts and foundations which contribute so much to the British arts landscape.

Visit the websites of some major contributors:

  • Arts & Business (A&B) helps business people to support the arts and the arts to inspire business people
  • The Jerwood Charitable Foundation gives funding and sponsorship mainly to the visual and performing arts and to literature
  • The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has three priority areas of funding: the arts in the UK, education in the UK, and overseas projects that are concentrated in India
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation makes grants to organisations which aim to improve quality of life for people and communities in the UK, both now and in future 
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation concentrates its support on the arts and education, particularly performing arts education, museum and gallery education and cultural leadership training
  • The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation supports pioneering developments in the fields of Arts, Education, Social Change and Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Relations
  • The Santander Foundation was set up in 1990 to provide a focus for activities with the voluntary sector
  • SANE is a leading UK charity that improves the lives of people affected by mental illness
  • Youth Music supports music-making activities and provides opportunities for 0-18 year olds who would otherwise not get the chance

Websites of interest