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Wolfson/ Capital/ Closes 1 July

Where: UK


The size of the grants varies across different programme areas. The usual grant ranges are:

  • Charities working with disability funding – £20,000–£75,000.
  • Charities working in mental health funding – £20,000–£75,000.
  • Charities working with older people funding – £20,000–£75,000.
  • Historic buildings and landscapes funding – £15,000–£100,000.
  • Hospices and palliative care organisations funding – £30,000–£125,000.
  • Libraries and archives – £15,000–£100,000.
  • Museums and galleries funding – £50,000–£500,000.
  • Performing arts organisations funding – £50,000–£150,000.
  • Public engagement with science organisations funding – £100,000–£250,000.
  • Secondary schools and sixth form colleges funding – £15,000–£50,000 (for equipment); £15,000–£100,000 (for new build and refurbishment).
  • Special needs schools and colleges funding – £20,000–£75,000.
  • Universities and research institutions – £250,000–£1 million.

The minimum grant available is generally £15,000 (except for universities and research institutions funding which is £100,000).


The Wolfson Foundation, established in 1955, is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts and humanities. The funding is intended to support capital infrastructure in these fields.

Since 1955, the Foundation has awarded over £1 billion in grants (£2 billion in real terms) to more than 14,000 projects all over the UK.

Objectives of Fund

The main objective of the Foundation is the funding of capital infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Science and medicine.
  • Arts and humanities.
  • Heritage.
  • Education.
  • Health and disability.

Who can apply? 

See above

How to Apply:

There are two funding rounds per year, and the Foundation operates a two-stage application process.

The application window for Round 2 is now open for all of the programme areas listed above.

The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 1 July 2024 (23:59) with decisions in December 2024.