Arts and Humanities Awards (December 2016)

Arts and Humanities Awards (December 2016)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2016. You can also see an interactive map showing where each grant has been 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

Glasgow School of Art (£450,000)
Rebuilding of the Mackintosh Building

Durham University (£60,000)
Interpretation within the Exchequer Building

Queen’s College, Oxford (£20,000)
Specialist library equipment

Historic buildings

Fulham Palace Trust, SW6 (£115,000)
Repair and conservation of Tudor Quadrangle

Old Royal Naval College, SE10 (£90,000)
Environmental controls within the King William Undercroft

Shetland Islands Council (£75,000)
Conservation of the stained glass windows in Lerwick Town Hall

Art Workers’ Guild, WC1 (£50,000)
Courtyard redevelopment

English Heritage (£50,000)
Restoration of the garden at Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire

Christchurch Borough Council, Dorset (£31,000)
Restoration of the kitchen at Highcliffe Castle

Whitchurch Silk Mill, Hampshire (£30,000)
Digital interpretation

HMS Warrior Preservation Trust, Portsmouth (£18,000)
Archive storage

North of England Civic Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne (£15,000)
Restoration of Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, Carlisle

Castle Leod, near Inverness (£10,000)
Restoration work

Literature, Libraries and Archives

Story Museum, Oxford (£150,000)
Redevelopment of the building

Museums and galleries

Royal Museums Greenwich, SE10 (£750,000)
‘Pacific Encounters’ gallery at the National Maritime Museum

Geffrye Museum, E2 (£250,000)
Home Gallery

York Archaeological Trust (£250,000)
Restoration and redevelopment of the Jorvik Viking Centre

Historic Royal Palaces (£200,000)
Yew Tree Walk at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland        

National Gallery, WC2 (£200,000)
New gallery

National Trust (£200,000)
Refurbishment work at Chartwell, Kent

Aberdeen City Council (£150,000)
‘Exploring Art’ gallery

Royal Air Force Museum, NW9 (£100,000)
Exhibition cases within the Centenary Programme

South London Gallery, SE5 (£50,000)
Redevelopment of the Peckham Road Fire Station

Toynbee Hall, E1 (£40,000)
Redevelopment work

Crafts Council, N1 (£20,000)
Redevelopment work to create ‘The Common Place for Craft’

Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust (£20,000)
Wappenshall Wharf redevelopment

Dulwich Picture Gallery (£13,000)
Internal fixtures and fittings for Gallery Cottage

Whitechapel Art Gallery, E1 (£10,000)
Audio-visual equipment

Music and performing arts 

Hall for Cornwall, Truro (£50,000)
Redevelopment of theatre

Horsecross Arts, Perth (£50,000)
Redevelopment of Perth Theatre

Little Angel Theatre, N1 (£50,000)
Studio refurbishment

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow (£50,000)
Grand piano

Scottish Opera, Glasgow (£25,000)
Scenery trailer

Leicester Theatre Trust (£20,000)
Dressing room at the Curve Theatre


Churches (administered by the Church Buildings Council) (£230,000)

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, and learn more about our partnership with the Church Buildings Council

Wolfson Music Awards (£540,000)

Read about the Wolfson Music Awards

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (£170,000)

Read about our partnership with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain