How we’re funded
Our funding comes from a range of sources, including government and statutory, trusts and foundations, individuals, corporates, and trading activities.
We currently receive a public sector grant from the HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) of £75,000, about a tenth of our annual turnover. Since 2015 this has been matched by a grant from Arts Council England as we became a National Portfolio Organisation.
We rely on the generous support of our supporters for the majority of our income and we are extremely grateful for the grants, donations and gifts that we receive from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations.
We couldn’t function without the extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm of staff across the establishments that enter the Koestler Awards. We’re especially grateful to Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service, which provide us with our premises next to HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs and help us distribute publicity, prizes and artworks across the criminal justice system.
We partner with prestigious arts venues across the country to make our ambitious exhibitions and events programmes possible. Recent collaborations include Southbank Centre, Glasgow Tramway, mac Birmingham, Castlefield Gallery, Wales Millennium Centre, BALTIC, Bridlington Festival and the British Council (Venice Biennale).
We are grateful to Golden Squared Consulting for their support with communications.
Thank you to the following Trusts, Foundations and organisations who currently support the Koestler Trust with donations and grants, and to all those who wish to remain anonymous.