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Help talent succeed

Why donate? 

Cockpit helps makers build careers. With your support, we can empower the next generation.

Setting out on a creative career is brave. No matter how talented you are, it takes time to build a business, and it takes guts to set up on your own. Soaring costs mean creative careers risk being open only to those already privileged.

That’s where Cockpit steps in. Every year, Cockpit raises £200,000 to help talented young people in the fragile early stages of business. The benefits are tangible and the results are real.

Donate now to make a difference for the most exciting new voices in craft.

“I want to support young makers and I love the way Cockpit nurtures both their artistic and business development.”

Jillian Barker, Education professional and Supporter

Become a Supporter

Would you like the chance to go behind the scenes with our incredible makers? Join Cockpit’s lively community of supporters.

Supporters get to see how makers work, discuss their creative process, and be the first to see their latest pieces, up close – all while helping to secure the futures of UK’s brightest craft talent.

I’d been impressed by the vibrant community of makers built up by Cockpit. The support given to individual makers is invaluable and I really wanted to contribute to that.”

David Robinson, Patron

Our current supporters

I am delighted that our grant has been used not only to support new apprentices, but also to raise awareness and aspirations amongst young people. You are an object lesson in getting the maximum value from a grant!”

Andy Mellows, Head of Charities at The Drapers’ Company

 

We are grateful to all our supporters, with special thanks to the following individuals and organisations for their continued generosity.

Cockpit Patrons

John & Marianne Adey
Sarah Burgess
Ann Cottis
Preston Fitzgerald & Cedric Smith
Jill Humphrey
Davina Mallinckrodt
David Robinson
Sarah Samuel

Cockpit Champions

Susan Charles
Jake Emmett & Rob Caunt
Sydney & Anne Levinson
Maurice
Cornelius Medvei & Jean Scott-Moncrieff
George Sheldrake
Erin Walls
Dr Veronica White

Cockpit Friends+

Jane Adam
AMUZN | Nascent Ventures Ltd
Hugh Curthoys
Lynn Foster
Sam Fry
Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner
Scarlett Millar
Wendy Morris
Frances Ray

And those who wish to remain anonymous

Trusts and Foundations

Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
The Arts Society
The Arts Society GLA
British Council
The Clothworkers’ Company
The John S Cohen Foundation
Curriers’ Company Charitable Fund
The Drapers’ Charitable Fund
The Haberdashers’ Company
Harriet’s Trust
The London Community Foundation
Marsh Charitable Trust

The Needlemakers Company
The Newby Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
S.H.A Charitable Trust
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers
The Worshipful Company of Broderers
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers
The Worshipful Company of Turners

Capital Funders

Foyle Foundation
Good Growth Fund (Mayor of London)
STRIDE (Corporation of London)
Inclusive Growth Builder, London Borough of Lewisham

Corporate Support

Briffa
Clear Insurance Management Ltd
Deutsche Bank
Shalini Misra
Waitrose

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