Our Supporters

The staff and Trustees would like to thank all those who have given donations, works of art, legacies or in memoriam gifts to the National Galleries of Scotland.

In addition we would like to thank the Friends,  Patrons and American Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland for their continued interest in our work.

Donors and Supporters

The Scottish Government
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
National Heritage Memorial Fund
National Galleries of Scotland Foundation
Art Fund
Creative Scotland
Players of People's Postcode Lottery
Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland
Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland
American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland


The AEB Charitable Trust
American Friends of British Art
Arts Council of England 
(Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gift Schemes)
The Barcapel Foundation
Binks Trust
Karla Black
Darcy Bradbury
Ewan and Christine Brown
Catriona Burns on behalf of Rory Fergusson Burns
Richard and Catherine Burns
Selina Cadell
Alex and Rhona Callander
Miss Alison Callum
Denise Coates CBE
Contemporary Art Society
The Estate of Beatrix Cooper 
Douglas Corrance
Cowan Smith Bequest Fund 
H R Creswick's Charitable Trust
Sir Sandy and Lady Crombie
Kieran Dodds
Edinburgh Decorative and Fine Arts Society
The Elephant Trust 
Eridge Trust
Graham Fagen
James Ferguson
Alisdair and Elspeth Fleming
The Foyle Foundation
Sir Charles and Lady Fraser
The Hugh Fraser Foundation
Karen and Edward Friedman
Kristin and Gary Friedman
Gavin and Kate Gemmell
Maryla and Edward Green
Kenneth and Julia Greig
Sir Angus and Lady Grossart
Matilda Hall
The Heinz Fund
Benny and Sharon Higgins 
David Hurn
Alison Jacques 
Sir Raymond Johnstone
The Kennedy Doig family 
Kimberly C Louis Stewart Foundation
Mrs Geraldine Kirkpatrick's Charitable Trust
Knapping Fund
Brian and Lesley Knox
Barrie and Janey Lambie
Mrs M A Lascelles Charitable Trust
The Leonard Cheshire Change 100 programme 
Donald and Louise MacDonald
The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
Yale H Metzger and Susan E Richmond
Bruce and Caroline Minto
Nigel and Fiona Morecroft
The Family of James Morrison
Carol Murray
Siobhan and Sandy Nairn
National Museum of Women in the Arts 
Walter and Norma Nimmo
Danny North
Outset UK
P F Charitable Trust
Iain Paul Fund 
Dame Susan Rice CBE
The Willie Rodger Art Trust
Eric Seiler
Sky Arts
Mr and Mrs William N Smith
Ian and Flora Sword
In devoted memory of Ailsa Margaretta Symeonides
The William Syson Foundation
Ralph and Saul Tawil
Ben and Lucy Thomson
Henry and Sula Walton Fund
Scobie Ward
David and Terri Warnock
Willie and Jo Watt
John Welson
Graham Whyte and Sarah Whitley
Mark and Catriona Wilson
Robert and Nicky Wilson
The Wolfson Foundation
Neil and Philippa Woodcock
Michael Youds

Morag Kinnison
Kenneth Wilkie

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 to transform our galleries and how we display our collections
  • 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 digital initiatives
  • Concerts, films, lectures and other public events at the National Galleries of Scotland

Please contact [email protected] for more information about trusts and foundations. 

People's Postcode Lottery

The National Galleries of Scotland is proud to be an official charity of 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 £3.2 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 for all ages.

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
  • Follow the People's Postcode Lottery @PostcodePress

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 [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).

Contact Us

To discuss how you can support the National Galleries of Scotland please contact our Development team:

Online: Email [email protected] or use our contact form

By Post: Modern Two Lodge, 72 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS