We would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support.


  • Rother District Council
  • Arts Council
Rother District Council

In 2013, Rother District Council confirmed its commitment to the Pavilion by granting core funding of £490,000 per year from April 2014 to March 2021. In addition, a yearly £47,355 grant was made for building maintenance – an important contribution to maintaining the Grade 1 listed building. Community groups are able to apply for a share of a £12,000 pot to help them make use of the facilities at the popular venue.

Arts Council England

As a National Portfolio Organisation we receive £508,430 per annum for 2015–18 from Arts Council England. In addition in 2015 ACE gave an extra £412,343 capital grant to improve the environmental facilities in the auditorium of our Grade One listed building. Read more about why culture matters on the Arts Council England website. 

In July 2017 Arts Council England again awarded us National Portfolio status with a grant of £2,033,720 over four years, 2018 – 22.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Funders

We would like to thank these  generous funders who helped us find stability and rebuild the organisation during the pandemic.

Our COVID 19 Emergency Response Funders


  • Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund
  • The DCMS Culture Recovery Fund (Round 1 & Round 2)
  • The Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Historic England
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Rother District Council
  • Garfield Weston Foundation – Weston Culture Fund

Building funders

We thank the following organisations for their current and previous support for the building and the conservation of our beautiful Grade I listed architecture:

Our building funders
  • Arts Council England
  • Rother District Council
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • English Heritage
  • Biffa Award
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • The Getty Foundation
  • The Headley Trust
  • Historic England
  • Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust
  • Interreg
  • The Manifold Trust
  • Edward Marshall Charitable Trust
  • United Arab Emirates

Programme funders

We thank the Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and Public funders who currently and have previously supported our artistic programme, including those who have supported us over many years and during the Covid-19 crisis:

Our programme funders
  • Arts Council England
  • Rother District Council
  • Art Fund
  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • Boshier-Hinton Foundation
  • Bridget Riley Art Foundation
  • Danish Arts Foundation
  • The Chalk Cliff Trust
  • Childwick Trust
  • The Elephant Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Golsonscott Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
  • Ian Askew Charitable Trust
  • John Thaw Foundation
  • McLay Dementia Trust
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust
  • Lawson Trust
  • Charlotte Marshall Charitable Trust
  • The Henry Moore Foundation
  • PRS Foundation
  • Souter Charitable Trust
  • The High Commission of Canada
  • The Isabel Blackman Foundation
  • Magdalen & Lasher Charity
  • ProHelvetia
  • The Red Hill Trust
  • Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
  • Swiss Cultural Fund UK
  • Unity Theatre Trust
  • Sussex Community Foundation