Other ways of giving

Corporate support

Through the generosity of our corporate supporters, the National Galleries of Scotland is able to deliver a high-quality exhibition programme that can be enjoyed throughout the year. With corporate support, we can develop innovative education and outreach initiatives, which are vital to the cultural enrichment of our communities.

Each relationship is unique, and we work with our corporate supporters to create tailor-made packages to best suit the needs of the company, stakeholders, employees and customers. Engaging with the National Galleries of Scotland enables you to support cultural and community activity, at the same time as realising key objectives and putting creativity and innovation on the business agenda.

Corporate sponsorship

The National Galleries of Scotland is home to the nation’s world-renowned collection of art, housed in five landmark buildings across three distinct sites in Edinburgh. Special exhibitions, events and educational activities complement the collection, and together they continue to be a source of inspiration and knowledge to visitors of all ages, from far and wide, with more than 2.3 million visitors each year.

Corporate sponsorship focuses your company’s large-scale support on one specific area of our work, such as a single exhibition or educational activity, and allows for significant brand visibility. Our Corporate Support team will work closely with you to design and deliver an effective bespoke package of benefits, tailored specifically to your company’s objectives. 

Corporate membership

Business is changing fast. Creativity and innovation are more important now than ever before.

Supporting Scotland’s national collection of art, the work of innovators, is a clear way to demonstrate a commitment to creativity that is visible to your clients, colleagues and the wider business community. Corporate membership is an annual commitment of support including a tailor-made package of benefits such as private tours, learning and development opportunities and behind-the-scenes access.

Our corporate support team are on hand to tailor a package of benefits best suited to your business needs and will work with you to get the most out of your membership. With a lively calendar of events and a range of unique opportunities for employees and clients, our corporate membership programme is designed with your company in mind. 

Get in touch to discuss corporate membership


Corporate support and sponsorship

National Galleries of Scotland
Modern Two Lodge
72 Belford Road
Edinburgh, EH10 4DX

[email protected]

+44 (0)131 624 6458


Trusts and Foundations

Support from trusts and foundations, locally, nationally and internationally, is a significant part of our fundraising programme and helps us to realise many of our most important projects.  Donations large and small are vital, from large refurbishment projects to short-term learning programmes.  This support ensures that we can realise some of our most ambitious programmes. 

Some examples of activities which are supported by trusts and foundations are:

  • Capital projects
  • Educational activities such as outreach projects, work with community groups and practical art workshops
  • Research programmes
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • The purchase or restoration of works of art
  • Publications and internet initiatives
  • Concerts, films, lectures and other public events at the National Galleries of Scotland


Faith - still from The Nation: Live! (Trailer), 2011. Directed by Daniel Warren. − © National Galleries of Scotland and Daniel Warren

Robertson Trust case study

The Robertson Trust, a long-time supporter of the work of the National Galleries of Scotland, has provided funding for us to realise this ambitious outreach programme, devised as part of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery refurbishment. 

Reaching out to communities in across Scotland, this challenging and exciting programme took artworks from the collection and used them as inspiration to create work illustrating key moments in local history and reflecting on contemporary issues. 

With help also from the Hugh Fraser Foundation and further local support, this has been one of the most successful and far-reaching projects at the National Galleries of Scotland, which will have long-lasting impact for us and for those who are inspired by it.


Please contact [email protected] or call 0131 624 6437 for more information about trusts and foundations.

People's Postcode Lottery

The National Galleries of Scotland is proud to be an official charity of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our longstanding relationship with People’s Postcode Lottery has been critical in supporting our objective to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public. Since our first award from Postcode Culture Trust in 2011, we have delivered a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, events and educational work, much of which would not have been possible without the support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding we receive (more than £2.7 million to date) has supported a broad range of activity, including: Turner in January, our much loved annual display of water colours by JMW Turner; the Gallery Bus, a daily service that each year transports thousands of visitors between all three gallery sites; and our Summer Families programme, which puts families at the centre of activity at the galleries for one month of the year with activities, workshops and tours aimed at engaging families.

About People’s Postcode Lottery

  • People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities and good causes. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 32% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. For details of the charities and good causes which are promoting and benefitting from the lottery draws, please visit https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes/draw-calendar
  • It costs £10 a month to play and winning postcodes are announced every day. The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw proceed. For details, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes
  • New players can sign up to pay using direct debit by calling 0808 10 9 8 7 6 5. New players who sign up online at www.postcodelottery.co.uk can pay using direct debit, debit card or PayPal.
  • Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licence numbers: 000-000829-N-102511 and 000-000829-R-102513. Registered office: Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR
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The National Galleries of Scotland Foundation

The National Galleries of Scotland Foundation (the Foundation) was established in March 2012. The Foundation supports the important work of the National Galleries of Scotland and is an independent body for fundraising.  All income generated by the Foundation is used to support the work of the Galleries. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees which meets four times a year.

If you would like further information about the work of the Foundation, please contact the Head of Development, Samantha Lagneau, on 0131 624 6458, or email [email protected].

Turcan Connell Company Secretaries Limited is the Company Secretary and the registered office is at Princes Exchange 1, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9EE.

National Galleries of Scotland Foundation is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SCO43024).