Founding Funders and Donors

Arts Taunton is truly grateful to all the foundations, charities and institutions which support our work. We respectfully list these bodies here.

We are also immensely grateful to our Founding Funders – further information about these major gifts to support our work is below.


Arts Taunton is proud to be supported by many foundations, charities and institutions. Their grants to support our work, especially our youth festival Tyca, have made a transformative difference to our work and the arts offering in Taunton. We are immensely grateful.


The Brownsword Charitable Foundation

The Schroder Charity Trust

Somerset West and Taunton Council

The Somerset Community Foundation

Founding Funders

Starting in 2019, we are creating a small circle of supporters who will help us secure our future. They are called Founding Funders as they enable our vital work to take flight. The total Founding Funders support we sought for 2019 is £25,000 and we are delighted to say that we exceeded this target.

We continue to seek individuals for help for 2020 onwards, and also to ask them if they know of other individuals or families who may be in a position to aid our cause.

If you would like to learn more about the Founding Funders programme, please email [email protected]

Founding Funders

Philip and Melanie Gibbs

Trevor and Mary Smallwood

Dr Timothy Schroder

Photographs of our supporters and some highlights of Tyca 2019, made possible by their donations