Announcement of NPO funding for 2023

From 1 April 2023, the Horniman Museum and Gardens will no longer be eligible for Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) funding stream.

We were made aware of this by Arts Council England in January 2022, following their review of the funding stream and criteria.

The Horniman currently receives £964,097 per annum as an NPO. The Horniman also receives funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as an Arm’s Length Body (ALB) and the DCMS has made a commitment to increasing its support for the Horniman from 2023, to replace previous NPO funding.

This means the Horniman will now receive all of its government funding from one streamlined source. The remainder of the Horniman’s funding will continue to be generated through its range of ticketing, commercial and fundraising activities.

We remain grateful to Arts Council England for their support and look forward to working with them on specific cultural projects and initiatives in the future. We are also grateful to the DCMS for their ongoing and future funding and support for the Horniman.