New grants announced June 2017

26 June 2017

The Rothschild Foundation is delighted to announce grants totalling over £1 million have been awarded to 48 organisations. A full list of awards with a brief project overview may be viewed here.

The largest grants were made in the area of arts and heritage. Highlights include a major grant to Westminster Abbey towards the creation of new galleries in the triforium; the endowment of the annual Berlin Lectures at Wolfson College, Oxford; and a continuation of support for the Moving Image Fund, and Art Fund initiative supporting galleries outside of London to acquire moving image artworks.

The Foundation continued to support projects in the broad area of education, notably Action for Youth’s new initiative to provide career experience for young people. This includes an element in the arts and heritage delivered by Waddesdon Manor. Other notable grants in this area included an education post to help the Hay Festival increase its outreach work; and support for the Princes Foundation’s building craft apprentices programme.

Our support of environmental programmes developed to include an interest in the food chain, which was expressed through grants to the Felix Project for a chiller van to rescue surplus food for redistribution, and to Hubbub to develop their community fridge initiative in Buckinghamshire. Finally, we continued to support a broad range of charitable initiatives in the community close to Waddesdon.