Our Supporters

We wish to thank the following funders, organisations and individuals for their support of our work:


  • WightAid Foundation (Anxiety Café)
  • Robert McAlpine Foundation
  • The Derrill Allatt Foundation
  • Percy Bilton Charity (Soundbeam equipment)
  • Herapath Shenton Trust
  • The Big Lottery; Age Friendly Island (SingAbout)
  • D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (Singing for Breathing)
  • The Bakers Dozen (Anxiety Café)
  • The Lionel Wigram Charitable Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The ACT Foundation
  • The Dunhill Medical Trust
  • Older Voices


  • Arts Council England (Time & Tide)
  • Comic Relief (core funding)
  • The Big Lottery: Age Friendly Island (SingAbout, Creative Futures)
  • The Headley Trust (DanceMakers)
  • WightAid (Creative Writers)
  • The People's Health Trust (Singing for Breathing)
  • Barchester's Charitable Foundation (Magic Doors)
  • The Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • The Fitton Charitable Trust
  • The PJK Charitable Trust
  • The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation
  • The Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • The Truemark Trust
  • The Daisie Rich Trust
  • The Derrill Allatt Foundation
  • The Charles Hayward Foundation (Creative Café)
  • Co-operative Community Fund – local partner scheme
  • The High Sheriff's Trust
  • David Waller (fundraising charity run for SingAbout)
  • Mrs Underwood (donation to Magic Doors project)
  • Cowes Moovers (assistance with exhibitions)
  • Howdens, Isle of Wight (donation of materials for display stands)


  • Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Lynn Foundation
  • The Bonhomie Charitable Trust
  • The Valentine Charitable Trust
  • The Fitton Trust
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • The PJK Charitable Trust
  • The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • The Headley Trust (DanceMakers)
  • The Helen Hamlyn Foundation
  • Isle of Wight Foundation (Creative Café)
  • The People's Health Trust (Singing for Breathing)
  • Arts Council England (Young Writers)
  • The Big Lottery: Fulfilling Lives Ageing Better (SingAbout, Creative Futures)
  • Daisie Rich Trust
  • The Derrill Allatt Foundation
  • Wightstream Hydrocleaning Services
  • WightAid
  • The Inman Charity
  • Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust
  • Susan Moody (Friend of Independent Arts)
  • Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival
  • The Mary Heap Charitable Trust

Local heroes

We're always grateful to local companies and individuals who support Independent Arts' work.

• Thank you to Howden's Joinery for supplying materials for our new exhibition stands, and to Cowes Moovers for helping us install our Poetry of Dementia exhibition at Lord Louis Library (Autumn 2017).

Cowes Movers

• Thank you to Jade Thomas for creating the very special Magic Key for our Magic Doors creative writing sessions in care homes; to Janice Thorn for making the beautiful velvet bag to protect it; and to Simon Jilley for crafting the stunning Magic Door (below).

Magic Doors

• Thank you to David Waller, who set himself the challenge of running all the way from the Isle of Wight to Bath in Somerset during May 2017, raising more than £600 for Independent Arts. David is a regular at our Ventnor SingAbout group.