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Awarded annually for over forty years by a panel of distinguished historians, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with celebrating outstanding history. At this special event to be held at the British Academy on Wednesday 3 May, authors shortlisted for …

March 2017

Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, and Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation, have today announced grants totalling £4 million to improve displays and facilities at museums and galleries across England. The grants, jointl…

January 2017

We are delighted to share the news of our latest round of awards, totalling more than £17.8 million, to outstanding projects in the fields of Science, Health, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education across the UK. Awarded in December 2016, further details of …

January 2017

The Wolfson Foundation, in partnership with Theatres Trust, is launching an Urgent Repairs Scheme through which theatres in need of immediate repair, and that could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The scheme is open to all…

November 2016

Awarded annually since 1972, Britain’s foremost history prize promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of readable and scholarly history suitable for a general audience. In previous years, prizes have been given to two exceptional historical w…

November 2016

In these exciting and challenging times for philanthropy, we are pleased to publish this strategy as a framework for our activities over the next three years. The strategy outlines the Foundation’s aims, the principles that guide our grant-making, and – in broad te…

October 2016

Don't miss our Chief Executive's recent blog for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as he reflects on 15 years of successful partnership and on the opportunities presented by the DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund (deadline for a…

August 2016

We are delighted to announce our latest round of funding, totalling more than £12.5 million, to outstanding projects in the fields of Science and Medicine, Health and Disability, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education across the UK. Awarded in June 2016, fu…

July 2016

The two winners of the annual Wolfson History Prize, awarded for books published in 2015, have been announced as Nikolaus Wachsmann for KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (published by Little, Brown) and Robin Lane Fox for Augustine: Conversions and Conf…

June 2016

Earlier this year we announced several exciting developments in relation to the longstanding Wolfson History Prize, including the appointment of our new Chair of the Judges, Professor Sir David Cannadine. With just a few days to go until the 2016 Wolfson History Pr…

June 2016