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The Wolfson Foundation

We award grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, heritage, humanities & the arts and health & disability.

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We’re so pleased to have been acknowledged as one of the funders who have responded flexibly, supporting some of the charities and organisations who have been worst hit by Covid-19. Thank you and to the other flexible funders ...

Congratulations to our Trustee, Dame Hermione Lee, who has just been appointed Chair of Judges for the David Cohen Prize for Literature -

  • Founded in 1955
  • 11,000 projects supported
  • £1.9 billion funded
  • Funding awarded in 2018: £37 million

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£10m Covid-19 Support Fund announced

£10m Covid-19 Support Fund announced

Blog by Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive  @paulbramsbottom The crisis caused by Covid-19 has put unprecedented pressures on all of the sectors that we serve and fund. Over the last four months we have attempted to be as thoughtful and flexible as possible in our...

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£18.5 million awarded in our June funding round

£18.5 million awarded in our June funding round

Despite the many administrative challenges for applicants and funders posed by a global pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we have awarded £18.5 million to over 90 organisations – from Les Quennevais School in Jersey (for two outside science classrooms), to the...

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