25 Jul 2019

Independent grant-making charity, the Wolfson Foundation, has awarded over £1 million to a range of projects across Wales in its latest funding round.

erddig hall

The Foundation, which funds across the whole of the UK and focusses on capital projects (new buildings, refurbishments and equipment), announced today that over 10% of all capital funding allocated in the first half of the year has been awarded to Welsh projects.

The projects funded in Wales cut across many of the Foundation's funding streams, including science & medicine, heritage and health & disability.

Around 36% of funding in Wales was awarded to the voluntary sector.

Voluntary organisations in Wales which have received funds include:

  • Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham - £100,000 for the refurbishment of the rehabilitation and day services unit for outpatients
  • Erddig in Wrexham - £100,000 towards the conservation of the State Bedroom in Erddig Hall in partnership with the National Trust
  • St Kentigern's Hospice in Denbighshire - £100,000 for the extension and refurbishment of the day therapy unit
  • Chepstow and District Mencap in Monmouthshire - £60,000 for a café in a new community hub and headquarters providing services for adults with learning disabilities

 'We warmly welcome applications from Wales'

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation said, 'I am thrilled to be announcing this funding.

'We have worked hard to attract applications from across Wales, and to emphasise that we wish to fund great projects wherever they are located.

'The projects announced today will, in a variety of ways, have a hugely beneficial impact on the lives of people in Wales.

We may have a London address, but we want to sound the message loud and clear: we warmly welcome applications from Wales.'

Organisations wishing to apply to the Wolfson Foundation can check their eligibility at www.wolfson.org.uk

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