Your support enables the best in British craft and design to succeed and thrive

Cockpit empowers makers to succeed creatively and commercially. Home to 150 professional craftspeople working in over 20 disciplines, we’re recognised on the NatWest SE100 as a top-performing UK social enterprise.

As a social enterprise, supporting talent to thrive, even in the toughest of times, is what we’re all about. Please join us.

Donate now

Make a one-off donation here, by post, via cheque or CAF cheque, or get in touch to discuss your support with Sandie Mattioli, Head of Development on 020 7430 2942 /

Or join our Supporters Scheme. A regular donation enables us to plan ahead and be more efficient and effective in the work that we do. We welcome regular donations of any amount.

Join as a Supporter

It’s Cockpit’s mission to enable makers to start and sustain successful businesses and, with your support, we can welcome exciting new voices in craft who otherwise will not have this opportunity.

By joining our Supporters Scheme, you will have the chance to visit and engage with our makers and safeguard craft talent at the UK’s largest and most diverse craft community.

Here are the different ways that you can get involved and support us, and how we will thank you:

Young Cockpit – 25 or under and keen on craft? We would love to get you involved for £20/year. You’ll receive a small maker-designed gift when you join and keep up to date with all our news and events.

Friend – We love to make new friends! Please support us with a donation of £60/year – just £5 per month. We’ll send you a welcome gift and keep you posted with all our news.

Friend+ – You simply can’t have too many friends. For a donation of £120/year or £10 month you’ll receive a welcome gift and a pair of complementary Open Studios tickets: unlimited entry to four events a year. And it will be our pleasure to cite your support on our website.

Champion – Get up close and experience all the amazing craft at Cockpit. For an annual donation of £600 (or £50 per month) we will be thrilled to take you on a special studio tour and ensure you get VIP access to our Open Studios previews. That’s on top of all the Friend+ benefits.

Patron – Are you a collector and advocate for craft? Please join us in supporting the UK’s most diverse craft hub and our community of amazing makers. For an annual contribution of £1,200 or more (or £100 per month) we’ll provide extra Open Studios tickets so you can bring your friends, organise a special collectors tour and we’ll be pleased and proud to have your name in our buildings citing your valuable support.

At whichever tier you join, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of the lower tiers too.

We also have an exclusive Benefactor programme for higher level donations, please get in touch and talk to us.

Current Supporters

It is our pleasure to say a big thank you to all our supporters and acknowledge their generosity here:

Cockpit Patrons
John & Marianne Adey
Sarah Burgess
Ann Cottis
Preston Fitzgerald & Cedric Smith
Jill Humphrey
Davina Mallinckrodt
David Robinson
Sarah Samuel

Cockpit Champions
Susan Charles
Jake Emmett & Rob Caunt
Sydney & Anne Levinson
Cornelius Medvei & Jean Scott-Moncrieff
George Sheldrake
Erin Walls
Dr Veronica White

And those who wish to remain anonymous

Trusts and Foundations
Arts Council England
The Arts Society
The Arts Society GLA
British Council
The Clothworkers’ Company
Curriers’ Company Charitable Fund
The Drapers’ Charitable Fund
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Golsoncott Foundation
The Haberdashers’ Company
Harriet’s Trust
The John S Cohen Foundation
Marsh Charitable Trust
The Newby Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
S.H.A Charitable Trust
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers
The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supported through the Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk Business Support Fund and the Borough of Lewisham.

Corporate Support
Clear Insurance Management Ltd
Deutsche Bank

Our commitment to fundraising integrity

By registering with the Fundraising Regulator Cockpit commits to donors and the public to ensure our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. We follow the Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.

To view our Fundraising Ethical Policy please click here.

If you have a question or a comment about our fundraising, please contact Sandie Mattioli, Head of Development on 020 7430 2942 / Should you feel the need to complain, our complaints procedure can be found here.


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