Mayflower 400 Southampton

Our Funders

Our thanks go to all our funders, without whom this programme would not be possible.



Southampton City Council – Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton. Southampton City Council are focused on helping communities develop into thriving neighbourhoods that reflect Southampton as a vibrant and diverse city. Their aim is to build a safe, inclusive and friendly environment, where everyone can access the opportunities the city has to offer.

Arts Council England – Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 the Arts Council want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish, and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.  Between 2018 and 2022, the Arts Council will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help deliver this vision. Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council has developed a £160 million emergency response package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support.  Find out more at

National Lottery Heritage Fund – Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

The Barker-Mill Foundation – The Barker-Mill Foundation was established in 1995 from funds provided by members of the Barker-Mill family in memory of their late father and grandfather, Peter Barker-Mill. Previously known as the Peter Barker-Mill Memorial Charity, the Foundation mainly makes donations to local charities, schools, organisations and individuals needing support primarily in south west Hampshire. Helping those in and around the areas where the Barker-Mill family has owned land for generations, namely the lower Test Valley, Nursling, Ashurst, Colbury, Hounsdown, Longdown and Marchwood, the total amount donated by the Foundation to date stands in excess of £4 million. For more information about the Barker-Mill Foundation, please visit 

Paris Smith – Paris Smith’s purpose is to enable its clients to achieve their goals through positive experience with legal excellence. We build long term relationships with businesses and their leaders who value pragmatic, commercial, outcome-focused, and strategic advice from their legal professionals with opportunity to access to a wide network of like-minded business owners, to achieve their ambitions. We believe in creating sustainable outcomes for our people, clients and our communities to enable each of them to thrive.

GO! Southampton is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Southampton City Centre. Funded and led by local business, the BID is using its 5-year term to implement a range of initiatives that will create a greater city entre experience, deliver better marketing and events and develop stronger business.  Working in partnership with local stakeholders, the BID’s ultimate aim is to realise Southampton’s potential as a world-class city, which will in turn benefit residents, visitors and the businesses that fund it.

King Edward VI – King Edward’s is a leading independent day school in Hampshire, with a long and distinguished history, stretching back more than 465 years. Whilst proud of our outstanding academic provision, we are also a community which places every child at the heart of all that we do, seeking to develop in our young people the skills and character strengths to allow them to thrive in the twenty-first century.

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