Southampton Cultural Development Trust is an independent charity whose objective is to support and enable development of the Culture in Southampton through fundraising and advocacy.
The Trust is governed by a board of unpaid volunteer Trustees drawn from the business, education and arts communities, who are advocates for the arts and culture in the city.
The Trust is entirely separate from, but works closely with, Southampton City Council. There is one Council representative on the Board of the Trust.
The Trust is also working closely with the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Southampton Connect and other key organisations across education, business and of course arts and heritage. Southampton Cultural Development Trust is a registered UK charity (Reg No 1139269).