Free Word Centre is grateful to the following funders for supporting our activities.
Fritt Ord is a Norwegian foundation devoted to promoting freedom of expression. Founded in 1974, its activities span media, journalism, arts and culture. As well managing initiatives and distributing grants and prizes to support its aims, Fritt Ord established Oslo’s House of Literature in 2005.
In 2007 Fritt Ord purchased 60 Farringdon Road from the Guardian Media Group to accommodate the newly founded Free Word Centre and nine resident organisations working across literature, literacy and free expression.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.
Arts Council England provides regular funding for Free Word and seven of the Centre’s nine resident organisations.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is an international charitable foundation with cultural, educational, social and scientific interests, based in Lisbon with offices in London and Paris.
The Foyle Foundation
The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities.