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


Rother District Council

In 2021, Rother District Council reconfirmed its longstanding commitment to the Pavilion and our communities by granting core funding of £477,000 per year from April 2021 to March 2024. 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 the De La Warr Pavilion receives £517,785 per annum, 2023–26, from Arts Council England.

In 2022, Arts Council England awarded a £400,000 capital grant to deliver a significant upgrade to our auditorium Technical Theatre Systems, thereby extending our reach, reducing our carbon footprint, and improving our business model resilience post-pandemic.

You can read more about why culture matters on the Arts Council England website. 


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 and Continuity Support Fund)
  • 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. Discover our forthcoming Levelling Up Project here.

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, during the Covid-19 crisis, and beyond:

Our programme funders
  • Arts Council England
  • Rother District Council
  • Art Fund
  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • Boshier-Hinton Foundation
  • Bridget Riley Art Foundation
  • The Chalk Cliff Trust
  • Charlotte Marshall Charitable Trust
  • Childwick Trust
  • Danish Arts Foundation
  • The Elephant Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Golsonscott Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
  • Henry Moore Foundation
  • Ian Askew Charitable Trust
  • John Thaw Foundation
  • McLay Dementia Trust
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust
  • Lawson Trust
  • Hastings Youth 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
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Unity Theatre Trust
  • Weinstock Fund
  • Youth Music
  • Grow Wild Community Grants