Our Supporters

We would like to gratefully acknowledge our founding partners:

Stepping Into Dragon Hall Funders (2022 – 2024)

A physical and digital capital project, alongside community engagement activities, to open up Dragon Hall to increased, and more diverse, visitors, participants and volunteers.

2016 Anne French Memorial Trust
Lady Hind Trust
Timothy Colman Trust
Norwich City Council
And those who wish to remain anonymous

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Capital Funders (2015 – 2018)

Thank you to our major capital funders who generously supported the transformation from Writers’ Centre Norwich to the National Centre for Writing.

  • FCC Communities Foundation
  • The Fidelity UK Foundation
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Geoffrey Watling Charity
  • New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
  • The Norwich Freemen’s Charity
  • The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Wolfson Foundation

Programme Funders

The artistic and outreach programmes which are delivered on a local, national and international scale would not be possible without our generous funders, past and present. Thank you.

  • Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society
  • Amazon Literary Partnership
  • Anguish’s Educational Foundation
  • Arts Council England
  • Arts Council Korea
  • British Council
  • Bulgarian Embassy
  • Creative Scotland
  • Danish Arts Foundation
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • The Desmond Elliott Trust
  • Dutch Foundation for Literature
  • Elizabeth Kostova Foundation
  • The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust
  • Garrick Charitable Trust
  • The Geoffrey Watling Charity
  • Golsoncott Foundation
  • The Great British Sasakawa Foundation
  • Harvill Secker
  • Institut français
  • Italian Cultural Institute
  • Jan Michalski Foundation
  • Laura Kinsella Foundation
  • Literature Translation Institute of Korea
  • Literature Wales
  • Lithuanian Cultural Embassy
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • The Martineau Society
  • National Arts Council Singapore
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Norwegian Literature Abroad
  • Norwich Business Improvement District
  • Norwich City Council
  • The Norwich Freemen’s Charity
  • The Paul Bassham Charitable Trust
  • Polish Cultural Institute
  • Pro-Helvetia
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Russian Institute for Literary Translation
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
  • Trinity College: Arts Award Access Fund
  • University of East Anglia
  • Welsh Literature Exchange


We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of our NCW Supporters’ Circle members:

  • Briony Bax
  • The Passingham Family
  • Martin Pick
  • Jane and David Steward
  • Peter Wilson
  • Laura McGillivray
  • And those who wish to remain anonymous.

Finally, we wish to acknowledge the support of our NCW Society Members, and the passionate advocacy of NCW Alumni.

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Contact Us

If you wish to talk to a member of our team about supporting NCW, or learn more about the difference your support makes to writers, translators and our communities, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Dan Scales, Development Manager, [email protected].

The National Centre for Writing strives for best practice in its fundraising and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

We are transparent with our donors and supporters, and strive to ensure that our fundraising is legal, open, honest, and respectful.