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

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Slightly tenuous link....but as it's Valentine's Day... this photo really sums up how people can really love their environment, once it has been transformed. One of the joys of being a capital funder is seeing the spaces we fund...

Great to sit in on talks from ‘chemical architects’ Ian Collins and at the Discovery Club last night. Looking forward to visiting the new Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery later in the year.

We have a wide remit of capital funding programmes for health, and heritage, humanities & the arts. But as well as funding large-scale science projects, we are committed to supporting # STEM projects in secondary schools, including Woodf...

Congratulations on the opening of your new Learning Room . What a lovely bright space space! We’re sure the service users of all ages will enjoy it.

Thanks to the staff of for hosting a visit from our Deputy CEO Lin this afternoon. We are so pleased to be supporting your new independent living training apartment and can't wait to see the finished space.

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

Latest news & blogs

Fabric grant funding made easier for churches

Fabric grant funding made easier for churches

Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs. The Church of England, working with the Wolfson Foundation and the National Churches Trust (NCT), has today announced that during 2020 administration of the...

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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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