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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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Our Nobel Prize winning Trustee Peter Ratcliffe is leading an initiative mobilising nearly 300 scientists from the Institute who have volunteered to help the NHS carry out vital diagnostic tests in laboratories, to help scale-u...

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

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Covid-19 and how we can support you

We want to let you know that in line with Government guidelines, our staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.  Non-essential meetings and events will be cancelled for the next few weeks, and where necessary, we will hold virtual meetings. We realise...

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Compliments are not unpleasant, but…

Compliments are not unpleasant, but…

Blog by Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive  @paulbramsbottom The great enemy of philanthropic organisations is complacency. For funders, there are no easy or obvious statistics to measure effectiveness. And while we want to build open and candid partnerships with...

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