Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and foundations

The RWA is an independent charity (1070163) and, as from April 2024, we will receive no public subsidy, totally dependent on earned and fundraised income. The support of Trusts and Foundations is essential for us to run a life-enhancing  programme of activities for people in some of Bristol's most underserved communities, as well as our programme of exhibitions, bringing world-class art to the city and region, and giving exhibiting opportunities to emerging talents from diverse backgrounds.

Further information

For more information on our work and how your trust or foundation can support the Royal West of England Academy, please contact Kate Foster, Head of Development (


We would like to thank the following trusts and organisations for their support towards our recent Light & Inspiration capital project:

Arts Council England
Art Fund
Basil Brown Charitable Trust
Beard Charitable Foundation
Bristol City Council
Carew Pole Charitable Trust
Carr Gregory Trust
Enovert Community Foundation
Foyle Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
J & M Britton Charitable Trust 
The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust​
The Lark Trust
Linbury Trust
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Joan Hawkins Fund
John James Bristol Foundation
Portishead Nautical Trust
Quartet Community Foundation
Nisbet Trust​
Society of Merchant Venturers 
The Arts Society
The Ansty Grassroots Fund
The Fortuna Trust
The Grateful Society
The Lalonde Trust
The Pilgrim Trust
The Pople Charitable Trust
Quartet Community Foundation
Swire Charitable Trust 
Wolfson Foundation 
29 May Charitable Foundation 
Medlock Charitable Foundation
Golden Bottle Trust

Download a copy of our recent Annual Accounts below


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What's On

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Past Learning and Participation Events

Here are a selection of learning events and workshops that we've put on for families and children of all ages....