Arts and Humanities Awards (December 2015)

Arts and Humanities Awards (December 2015)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2015. You can also see an interactive map showing where each grant was awarded by clicking on the image below, and using the drop down menu on the left of the map to refine your search.
For news of other grants awarded, please go to the funding pages for our other main grant areas, Science & Medicine, Secondary Education and Health and Disability. 

Higher education

Exeter College, Oxford (£100,000)
Accommodation wing

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (£60,000)
Refurbishment of bedroom

Hughes Hall, Cambridge (£60,000)
Graduate accommodation

Historic buildings

Hay Castle Trust, Powys (£96,000)
Sculpture Gallery

New Lanark Trust, South Lanarkshire (£50,000)
Restoration and interpretation of Millworkers’ Housing

Worsley Delph and Bridgewater Canal (£30,000)
Lighting of workshop, rock face and mine tunnels

Nacionale Vita Activa (NVA), Argyll (£25,000)
Restoration of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross

Bridport Area Development Trust, Dorset (£10,000)
Restoration of Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute

Churches Conservation Trust, Merseyside (£7,500)
Conservation of Old Christ Church, Waterloo

Literature, Libraries and Archives

Canterbury Cathedral (£50,000)
Display costs for 'The Canterbury Journey'

Discover, Children's Story Centre, E15 (£20,000)
Education space

Museums and galleries

Horniman Museum and Gardens, SE23 (£250,000)
Redisplay of the anthropology collection

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 (£100,000)
Exhibition Gallery lighting

Sir Benfro Centre, Haverfordwest (£90,000)
Gallery fit-out

Modern Art Oxford (£56,000)
Archive Gallery

Museum of St Albans, Hertfordshire (£50,000)
Learning Space

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange (Penzance), Cornwall (£28,000)
Lighting at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth (£15,000)
Redevelopment of Coliseum Theatre

Music and performing arts 

Aberdeen Performing Arts (£100,000)
Auditorium lighting in the Aberdeen Music Hall

Tricycle Theatre, NW6 (£91,000)
Stage lighting

Bush Theatre, W12 (£75,000)
Rehearsal facilities

St George's Bristol (£60,000)
Extension to concert hall

Brighton Dome (£50,000)
Restoration and redevelopment of the Royal Pavilion Estate

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne (£50,000)
Redevelopment of Stage 3

Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey (£40,000)
Practice room

Welsh National Opera, Cardiff (£28,000)

Hampstead Theatre, NW3 (£25,000)

Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington (£25,000)
Redevelopment of fire station for children’s theatre

Random Dance Company, EC1 (£20,000)
Rehearsal studios in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Hoxton Hall, N1 (£10,000)
New seating and rostra


Churches (administered by the Church Buildings Council) (£198,000)

You can see grants to churches on the interactive map (right) by using the drop down menu on the left of the map to refine your search.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities (£2,241,000)