What we fund

The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust funds mainly in Israel. However, we also fund capital projects supporting the UK Jewish community. Our particular areas of focus are older people and people with disabilities; education; and culture and heritage.

Eligible organisations

Organisations should have charitable status (or equivalent), be based in the UK, generally have an annual income of above £50,000, and show evidence of long-term financial viability. Within the cultural field, organisations should have a national reputation for excellence. In the area of heritage, we are particularly interested in historic synagogues.

Eligible projects

  • Funding is provided for capital projects only (i.e. buildings, refurbishment or equipment).
  • Projects should be ongoing after the date of any award (i.e. not complete by the time that Trustees consider the application).
  • Applicants should provide matched funding (which should be guaranteed)
  • Requests should generally be in the range of £10,000 – £50,000 (only very exceptionally are awards made above this range).


Examples of ineligible projects and costs include:

  • The purchase of land or existing buildings (including a building’s freehold)
  • Grants direct to individuals
  • Grants through conduit organisations
  • Overheads, maintenance costs, VAT and professional fees
  • Non-specific appeals (including circulars) and endowment funds
  • Costs of meetings, exhibitions, concerts, expeditions, conferences, etc.
  • Film or promotional materials
  • Repayment of loans
  • Projects that have already been completed or will be by the time of award