How we spend your money

The CGS became a registered charity in 2013 and we funded entirely through our membership fees and from donations made by individuals and organisations. With your support we can continue to invest in contemporary glass as a vibrant and well respected art form both now and for future generations.

We have big plans for the future and a strong, representative committee, supported by an experienced and proactive administrator. The organisation enjoys a vast wealth of experience, connections and influence from the committee and key supporters, enjoys a good reputation and is well known among artists. This ensures that the charity is well placed and informed to represent glass makers and designers, and to reach out to the market supporting them.

CGS has the will to grow significantly and we intend to further develop our fundraising to increase the organisation’s sustainability. The charity has a strong, regular membership base and is confident that with investment in developing even more member services, and having a proactive approach to fundraising, we can drive up income to help support continued growth.

As a charity, transparency is very important to us. The organisation is run mostly by volunteers, but as a professional organisation we do have core costs that are vital to maintaining an efficient, well run service for our members.

We are confident that we run the organisation efficiently and economically and that our endeavours represent a cost-effective way to keep glass at the forefront of contemporary art. Donations we receive will be used to cover these vital core costs, to deliver our continuing exhibition programme and to grow the services that we offer to our members.