New grants announced November 2016

18 November 2016

The Rothschild Foundation has announced new grants totalling some £740,000. Funding has been awarded to 42 charities working in the areas of the arts, environment, education and social welfare. A full list of awards with a brief project overview may be viewed here.

In the area of arts and heritage, highlights include grants to the Southbank Centre in London to allow them to develop and extend their work with older people; Tate Britain for a David Hockney retrospective exhibition; and the Buckinghamshire County Museum to acquire the Lenborough Hoard, a collection of rare Saxon coins.

Our support of environmental initiatives continued, with grants made to the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust for work engaging children in wildlife conservation; and Root Camp for their work engaging young people in food and the sources of food.

The Foundation continued to support projects in the broad area of education, with grants made to Give A Book for the expansion of their literacy work with offenders and other at risk groups; Roche Court Educational Trust for the ARTiculation Project supporting young people to study and present art history; and the Stephen Spender Trust to deliver their translators in schools project at Waddesdon. Social welfare also continued to be supported in the areas around Waddeson, with grants made to the Refugee Support Network for support for unaccompanied minor refugees in Oxford; the Aylesbury Homeless Action Group for their drop-in centre and work with homeless people; and MK Arts for Health for their arts referral work with young people with mental health challenges.