Arts & Humanities Awards (December 2012)

Arts & Humanities Awards (December 2012)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2012.

For news of other grants awarded in December, please go to the relevant joint programme announcements, or to the funding pages of our other main grant areas, Science & Medicine, Health & Disability and Secondary Education. Grants are awarded in each area in June and December every year.

Museums and Galleries

Tate (£5,000,000)
Gallery in new Tate Modern building

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh (£350,000)
Science gallery in new exhibition galleries

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (£120,000)
Entrance steps as part of improved visitor access

Winchester Cathedral Trust, Hampshire (£100,000)
Fitting out of calefactory area within new education and exhibition areas

Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh, Suffolk (£50,000)
Education and exhibition spaces

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (£50,000)
Refurbishment of museum

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (£50,000)
Refurbishment of St Bartholomew's Chapel

Music & Performing Arts

Donmar Warehouse, WC2 (£113,000)
New facilities on Dryden Street

Theatre Royal, Plymouth (£98,000)
Fly tower lift in redeveloped theatre

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow (£77,500)
Education Music Laboratory in new wing of Royal Concert Hall

Square Chapel Trust, Halifax (£50,000)
Restoration of building used as performing arts venue

Royal Ballet School, WC2 (£43,000)
New dance studio flooring

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow (£25,000)
New seating

English National Opera, WC2 (£25,000)
Moving lights

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Derry-Londonderry (£22,500)
Equipment for studios within new dance facility

Roundhouse, NW1 (£17,000)
Lighting equipment

Historic Buildings

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Edinburgh (£75,000)
Restoration of Riddle's Court

Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset (£32,000)
Conservation of spandrels and vaulting in crypt

Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House, West Sussex (£10,000)
Restoration of stone roof

Temple Church, EC4 (£5,000)
Restoration of organ

Higher Education

Green Templeton College, Oxford (£113,000)
Refurbishment of lecture theatre in Advanced Studies Centre

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (£110,000)
Study bedroom in graduate accommodation building


Manchester Central Library (£473,000)
Fitting out of Great Hall Reading Room and new extension