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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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Extremely skilled stonemasons are working hard on the restoration of the North Ambulatory and in the Stonemasons’ Yard, carving and installing the

The Bristol BioDesign Institute is hosting a one day international symposium in synthetic biology and biodesign on Weds 6th May called 'Bristol Biodesign 2020'

"The new laboratory will ensure that our students receive the best practical-centred approach, which has brought so much success in both student attainment and raising interest in the subject." (Head of Science )

“…we can ensure this extraordinary building remains open for current and future generations” – The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester

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

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Could you be our new Head of Grants?

Could you be our new Head of Grants?

The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that awards grants to support excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts & humanities. In 2019 we allocated some £40m in grants. We are recruiting a key role for Wolfson: our Head of Grants. The post...

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Rural projects benefit from £17.8m December 2019 funding round

Rural projects benefit from £17.8m December 2019 funding round

Like many other funders, the Wolfson Foundation predominantly funds organisations in cities and larger urban areas. It is, however, our aim to fund as widely as possible across the UK, including in small towns and villages. This funding round we are keen to highlight...

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Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom awarded an OBE

Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom awarded an OBE

We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Paul Ramsbottom, has been awarded an OBE for services to charity in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2020. Paul began work in the Foundation as a Grants Assistant in 1998, working his way up to Chief Executive....

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