The Ampersand Foundation is a UK grant-awarding charity that exclusively supports the visual arts. We support high-quality exhibitions and projects, provided they are free to the public at least one day per week. We also support public collection expansion and capital projects. The Foundation is focused mainly on supporting institutions and projects within the United Kingdom. The application procedures and requirements can be found here.


Our story

The Ampersand Foundation was founded in 2011 by businessman, collector and philanthropist Jack Kirkland to support the visual arts. Since that time, it has awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds in grants to UK institutions. Information about projects the Foundation has supported can be found here