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Our Current Sponsors & Funders

How you can help us do and achieve more – and benefit your company in the process

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

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

Pentagon Play provides equipment for our outdoor learning programme

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

Capital Funders

  • National Lottery Heritage 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
  • Widening Participation at the University of Manchester 

  • HEFCE 

  • Research England
  • 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
  • Max Literacy Awards
  • Postcode Local Trust
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund