Support Us

Somerset House Trust is an entirely self-funded registered charity that does not receive any regular public funding. 

Whilst we were grateful to receive a one-off grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, the wellbeing of our carefully nurtured creative community and our self-sustaining financial model has been significantly compromised by the pandemic. 

We recognise that this has been a very difficult time for many but if you are able to support us we would be extremely grateful.  

With your help we can rebuild Somerset House as London’s ‘working arts centre’ dedicated to innovation and creativity, home to the UK’s largest community of artists, makers, freelancers and creative businesses, and enjoyed by over 3 million visitors each year.

Realising our potential and our ambitions as a new kind of artistic centre for the 21st century – a place where art is imagined, made and presented – relies on working in partnership with a broad range of supporters, donors and sponsors.

As an entirely self-funded charity receiving no regular public funding, our supporters help us to:

  • Preserve and renew one of the capital’s most iconic historic buildings, welcoming more than 3 million visitors each year.
  • Nurture emerging artists of all ages, providing urgently needed studio space, bursaries and commissions.
  • Present an innovative cultural programme, giving audiences opportunities to discover the people and ideas behind the creative process.
  • Develop young people’s creative skills through an expanded learning programme.

Your support will ensure that we continue to be a place that is open to all and where art is imagined, developed, made and presented.

Thank You 

Your support will ensure that we continue to be a place that is open to all and where art is imagined, developed, made and presented.