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The Wolfson Foundation

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

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As well as large capital grants, the Foundation also offers smaller capital across the UK, eg to charities like the to help them build their new dementia unit at Ostley House residential care home. Great to see ho...

We are delighted to have awarded £1.5m to the new state-of-the-art Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery which will bring together researchers to find new and better drugs to tackle .

Congratulations to for winning Restoration or Conservation Project of the Year for their Painted Hall Project and to for winning the Permanent Exhibition of the Year Awards 2019. Both supported b...

Good luck to the excellent supported museums who have been shortlisted for Permanent Exhibition of the Year this evening - , RAFMuseum, RMGreenwich & SSGreatBritain. Last year we were thrilled to win...

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

Latest news & blogs

New British Academy Wolfson Fellowship scheme announced today

Today, a new major new funding initiative between the Wolfson Foundation and the British Academy opens to support the next generation of research and engagement leaders in the humanities and social sciences. If you are a talented early career researcher looking for...

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Wolfson History Prize now has its own Twitter handle

We are thrilled to launch the Wolfson History Prize's dedicated Twitter account. Please follow @WolfsonHistory and #WolfsonHistoryPrize for the latest prize updates! We look forward to keeping you updated about the Wolfson History Prize 2019.

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Wolfson Foundation celebrates 30 years of supporting access to music education

The philanthropic charity, the Wolfson Foundation, is celebrating 30 years of its music education programme which has awarded £5.6 million to young musicians at the UK’s conservatoires to help individuals from all backgrounds to access high quality music education. The funding comes at a time when music education in schools is under significant pressure.

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