Funding & Partners

Watermans is an independent charity operating as a social enterprise delivering high quality arts provision for all.

We’re an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and we receive funding from London Borough of Hounslow. We also rely on donations, box office and commercial income from our trading arm, and deliver many contracts for surrounding boroughs.

Our turnover in the last financial year to March 2016 was £1.7mIncome streams chart 2016 - for website

We work with a wide variety of funders and partners, including:

Arts Council England – we are a National Portfolio Organisation and also lead Creative People & Places in Hounslow, ACE’s major investment in engaging new audiences in the Arts in areas of low engagement.

London Borough of Hounslow – we are awarded contracts to provide a year-round high-quality arts programme in the borough and deliver projects with outcomes for specific groups.

Hounslow Short Breaks – we run a year-round arts programme for families with a disabled child in partnership with Hounslow’s Short Breaks programme.

GLA – we have delivered the outdoor arts programme at Bell Square in Hounslow Town Centre, supported by GLA

Social Investment Business – we received a major investment to develop our capacity to deliver public sector contracts via the Futurebuilders programme.

Corporate Partners – GSK, Heathrow Community Fund, Citroen and other partners have played a key role in supporting individual projects.

Schools – we work with many local schools to engage children and young people in the arts with hands on activities such as lantern making for Hounslow’s Winter Lights event, or bringing them into the centre for events such as Shakespeare Schools and NT Connections.

For more information on funding and partners please contact Jan Lennox