supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Wolfson Foundation - Funding for Places
The Wolfson Foundation's main grants programme provides support for places. These grants are for capital initiatives, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment.
It will fund a broad range of organisations working across the fields of education, science and medicine, health and disability, places of worship, heritage, and arts and humanities.Each category has its own specific funding criteria, more detail on which can be found on the Foundation's website.
Who can apply
Registered charities. Some categories of funding also allow Local Authorities, schools and universities to apply.
How to apply
Online via the Foundation's website. Please see the How to apply section under each specific category on the Funding for Places page. Once you’ve checked that your project is eligible, you can submit a Stage 1 application via the online form.It usually takes around 5 months between submitting a Stage 1 application and hearing the outcome of a Stage 2 application. If eligible, you will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application, normally around 1 month after the deadline.
When to apply
There are two funding rounds each year:
Round 1 - Open from 20 November 2022 - 05 January 2023 (for decisions in June)
Round 2 - Open from 14 May - 1 July (for decisions in December)
If a deadline date falls during a weekend, funders will accept applications that arrive by 09:00 on the following Monday.