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Funding newsletter

June 2021

Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation has a wide range of funding programmes and activities. Their fundamental aim, however, is to improve the civic health of society mainly through education and research. More specifically they support excellence in the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, and arts & humanities.

Their programmes can be grouped into funding for places (capital funding) and funding for people.

Funding for places:  Most of their funding (about 85%) is for capital infrastructure, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishments) and equipment. These awards support excellence across the following fields: education; science & medicine; the arts & humanities; health & disability.

Funding for people:  A proportion of their funding (about 15%) is for people, mainly for research and education grants through bursaries, scholarships or fellowships. They do not accept unsolicited applications under these programmes, and generally work with partner organisations who identify individuals for support.

The Wolfson Foundation has a two stage application process. The first application should be made online and is designed to be short and easy to complete. If this application is successful, they will ask for a more detailed second application.


Stage 1: applications are submitted online, via the relevant programme link on the website. Please note you will need to register an account before starting an online application. More information about this stage can be found here.

Stage 2:  Submission of a Stage 2 application is by invitation only.  There are different requirements and deadlines for different programmes. Your invitation email will detail which programme to apply under and the contact details for your Programme Manager.

Contact: The Wolfson Foundation, 8 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LD


Telephone: 020 7323 5730