We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our funders, without whom our work would not be possible.

The Glass-House Trust

The Glass-House Community Led Design, which began life as an action research project, was conceived and initiated by the Glass-House Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.

The Glass-House Trust concentrates on supporting a small number of projects over the long term, usually under the categories of the built environment, child development, social policy and art.

The Glass-House Trust has continued to support our organisation, which launched as an independent charity in 2006, with core funding since its inception.

Ove Arup Foundation

We are pleased to welcome the Ove Arup Foundation to our community of collaborators. Ove Arup Foundation is supporting our WEdesign Programme through 3-year funding for a dedicated post.

Ove Arup Foundation is committed to promoting education and knowledge in the built environment through the interdisciplinary nature of design. The Foundation’s collaborative approach is a catalyst in the development of new initiatives and research.

UK Research and Innovation

Over the years, we have benefitted from a number of research grants from UK Research and Innovation through our collaboration with strategic partner The Open University and other partners from higher education, practice, and communities.

UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UKRI brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

In particular, we have received multiple grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which funds world-class, independent research in subjects from philosophy and the creative industries, to art conservation and product design.

Past Funders

Our past funders include the Tudor Trust, Newton Fund, Nationwide Foundation, The Rayne Foundation, Department for Communities and Local Government, Housing Corporation