How you can help
It's amazing what our supporters can do
The Lettering Arts Trust is an independent nonprofit charity, and the only organisation to champion the traditional art of letter carving in the UK. We receive no funding from the government or any local authority. It’s why we rely on donations from our Friends, Patrons and supporters to continue our goal of keeping the UK’s tradition of letter carving alive for years to come.
Even a small donation makes a big difference to what we are able to do.
Currently we have to restrict our gallery and shop opening hours to just a few days a week. An increase in donations would mean we can open this unique space for longer: a gift of £20 enables us to staff our gallery and shop for one hour. A gift of £500 supports the cost of curating one exhibition.
We are always in need of a helping hand. Our volunteers help run workshops and events as well as help with administration, IT and marketing support and much more. Why not join us?
How donations help deliver projects
Your donations and support ensure that much-needed training and apprenticeships continue to be given to letter carvers. It quite simply means that master letter carvers can pass their skills on to the next generation of letter carvers. Apprentices, newly established letter carvers, Journeymen… all benefit greatly from your financial support.
We are delighted to be funding our ninth apprentice this year.
Your donations help support letter carvers in their quest to finesse their skills.
The Harriet Frazer bursary
Our bursary currently helps established letter carvers as they progress their careers.
Donations support the running of our workshops at the Lettering Arts Centre and around the UK.
The Art & Memory Collection
We look after and promote our nationwide Art & Memory collection.
Donations help pay advisers who provide guidance through the commissioning process.
Lettering workshops for schools
Inspiring the next generation is made possible through our generous donors.
TOUCH Workshops for blind and visually impaired children
Donations fund these much needed and inspiring workshops.