Funding an arts venue is a balancing act across grant funding, generated income and  community support including donations, sponsors and advertising. It is vital we keep maintain a good variety and do not become reliant on any one of these, but look to grow and strengthen them all equally. Like all arts venues, we are incredibly grateful for all the support we receive to enable us to deliver a quality arts experience for both our district and all visitors to the area.


Without grant funding it would be impossible to deliver the arts centre. We work hard to have a diverse funding portfolio, including both core and project based funding. Core funding is a more general type of funding that supports delivery of all activities across the arts centre, whilst project funding is restricted to the activities agreed in advance with the funder for a specific project. 

Core funding

We work closely with our core funder, Canterbury City Council, to ensure we are delivery a quality arts experience for the Canterbury district.   


Project funding

Project funding from Community Lottery Fund has enabled us to deliver our Young Digital Makers and Waste Line projects. Funding from Heritage Lottery Fund allowed us to create the WWI Think of Me  and Young History Makers projects.

'They came from the Deep' summer 2019 projects was funded by the Foyle Foundation.

The Cleary Foundation and Brett supported our Whitstable Seaside Guide available in our shop.