Our Supporters

The cinema is grateful to have an array of superb, dedicated and loyal supporters, from grant funders and individual donors to creative partners and local suppliers, without which The UPP certainly wouldn’t be what it is today.


Funders: You make our heart sing! We are proud recipients of:


  • DCMS and the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England administed by BFI
  • BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery and adminissted by Independent Cinema Office
  • Young Audiences Generation Scheme Fund from Film Hub London, Film London and BFI FAN
  • OxLep (The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership)
  • Co-ops UK & Power to Change – Community Share Booster Fund recieved as part of community-ownership campaign.


In the Summer of 2020, audience members new and old came together to help us make it through the pandemic and gaver generously and decisively to our crowdfunding campaign. We are forever grateful to everyone who gave to that campaign and in the months after, thank you.

Creative partners

To be able to bring you an eclectic programme each month we work closely with lots of wonderful and local creative partners on special events and seasons. In particular: TORCH, Oxford Festival of the Arts, IF Science Festival, Oxford Brookes, Oxford International Women’s Festival, Oxford Pride, Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation and more. If you’re interested in creatively partnering with us, get in touch today!

Local suppliers

We work with lots of local business to stock our bar but also provide a variey of discounts and benefits to our members. Here are some of our favourites: Big Scary Monsters Social Club, The Big Society, G&Ds, Tap Social Movement, Shands Cakes and Jojo Cafe Bar. If you would like to join our amazing list of suppliers, contact us today.

Support us

If you would like to partner with us either creatively or as a supplier, get in touch today: [email protected]

Supporter Links

Volunteer for UPP

The cinema simply couldn’t run without the dedication of our incredible volunteer team. Meet new people, learn new skills and watch films for free! To find out more about how to join our team today, please get in touch.