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Awarded annually since 1972, Britain’s foremost history prize promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of readable and scholarly history suitable for a general audience. In previous years, prizes have been given to two exceptional historical w…

November 2016

In these exciting and challenging times for philanthropy, we are pleased to publish this strategy as a framework for our activities over the next three years. The strategy outlines the Foundation’s aims, the principles that guide our grant-making, and – in broad te…

October 2016

Don't miss our Chief Executive's recent blog for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as he reflects on 15 years of successful partnership and on the opportunities presented by the DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund (deadline for a…

August 2016

We are delighted to announce our latest round of funding, totalling more than £12.5 million, to outstanding projects in the fields of Science and Medicine, Health and Disability, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education across the UK. Awarded in June 2016, fu…

July 2016

The two winners of the annual Wolfson History Prize, awarded for books published in 2015, have been announced as Nikolaus Wachsmann for KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (published by Little, Brown) and Robin Lane Fox for Augustine: Conversions and Conf…

June 2016

Earlier this year we announced several exciting developments in relation to the longstanding Wolfson History Prize, including the appointment of our new Chair of the Judges, Professor Sir David Cannadine. With just a few days to go until the 2016 Wolfson History Pr…

June 2016

The DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund, which will make £4 million of funding available to museums and galleries across England, is now accepting applications. Eligible organisations may apply for capital projects to increase access to their coll…

May 2016

"Past masters up prize pot" - The Bookseller's interview with David Cannadine and Paul Ramsbottom, 6 May 2016 For all the latest news about the Wolfson History Prize, follow #WolfsonHistoryPrize and connect via Twitter @WolfsonFdn and at facebook.com/WolfsonHistor…

May 2016

The Wolfson Foundation has announced the renewal of its successful funding partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Funding of £4 million will be made available for refurbishment work at museums and galleries across England. The grants will be…

March 2016

We are pleased to announce our latest round of funding, totalling more than £15 million, to recipients in the fields of Science and Medicine, Health and Disability, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education. Awarded in December 2015, details of the grants may be…

February 2016