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Our Current Sponsors & Funders

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Our Current Sponsors & Funders

Find out more about who supports the gallery

The Whitworth’s recent transformation has been made possible through the support of many organisations, companies and individuals. Find out who they are here.

Current Corporate Supporters

The Little Greene Paint Company is the Whitworth's official paint sponsor

Jo Malone London supports the gallery’s art garden and volunteer programme

Kingfisher Graphics supports our wallpaper exhibition

Manchester Airport supports the gallery by providing storage

EY (Ernst and Young) supports the Whitworth's exhibition programme

Sprayway supplies wet weather clothing for volunteers and staff in Whitworth Park

G F Smith supplies paper for invitations and exhibition leaflets

Private White VC supplies uniforms for the Whitworth’s visitor team

Aesop supplies soap for visitor facilities in the new gallery

Hawkins\Brown is a Business Partner through the Manchester Museums Partnership


Capital Funders

•    The Heritage Lottery Fund 

•    Arts Council England 

•    The Clore Duffield Foundation 

•    The DCMS / Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund 

•    Friends of the Whitworth 

•    The Wolfson Foundation 

•    The Garfield Weston Foundation 

•    The Granada Foundation 

•    The Headley Trust 

•    Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement 

•    J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust 

•    The Clothworkers' Foundation 

•    The Zochonis Charitable Trust 

•    The Mercers' Company 

•    The Pilgrim Trust 
•    The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK
•    The Aurelius Trust

Programme funders

•    Arts Council England
•    British Council
•    The Henry Moore Foundation
•    The Ernest Cook Trust
•    Widening Participation at the University of Manchester 

•    HEFCE 

•    Esmée Fairbairn Foundation  

•    The Paul Hamlyn Foundation 

•    The Friends of the Whitworth 

•    Plus Tate
•    The Oglesby Charitable Trust 

•    Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust
•    The Baring Foundation 

•    Art Fund
•    The John Ellerman Foundation
•    The Karpidas Foundation