Wingate Foundation

Status: Open to applications  

Application Deadline: 14th September, 2018


Grants are available to charitable organisations active in the UK under the following categories: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts (excluding music); Music; and Medical Research Travel Grants.

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the trustees.

No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified other than Medical Research Travel Grants which are for up to £1,000.

Extended Description

Funding is provided by the Wingate Foundation for charitable organisations active in the UK.

Funding is available under the following categories:

  • Jewish Life and Learning.
  • Performing Arts (excluding music).
  • Music.
  • Medical Research Travel Grants.

Latest Information

There is no July 2018 meeting. The deadline for submitting an application to the next meeting in October is 14 September 2018 (5pm).

Key Criteria

Charitable organisations in the UK are eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available under the following categories:

Jewish Life and Learning

Support is available for activities that encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community.

In particular, applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects and from bodies promoting Jewish culture, including museums, libraries and literary publications. Applications are also welcomed from organisations able to demonstrate a record in inter-faith dialogue, in the promotion of reconciliation between Jews in Israel and their Arab neighbours and the encouragement of liberal values in both communities.

Performing Arts (excluding music)

Support is available for the performing arts with particular emphasis on financial support for not-for-profit companies with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from usual sources.

Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions.


Support is available for those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be directed towards supporting the work or education of musicians based in, or wishing to study in, the UK, but by no means exclusively so. An important criterion will be whether, in the opinion of the Trustees, the funding sought will make a significant difference to the applicant's prospects.

The Foundation will be prepared to consider applications for support for on-going expenses and will be willing to consider such support for a period up to three years. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. This would include direct assistance as well as funding for organisations which promote their work or performance, and support for Master Classes.

The Foundation reserves the right to draw up particular priorities for a given year such as support for aspiring conductors, young composers, amateur choral work, or the musical education of young people and/or adults.

Medical Research Travel Grants

The Trustees are mindful of the influence of new clinical and laboratory techniques on the advance of medical science, and are aware of the advantages that may be derived from visits to laboratories for the acquisition of new skills, and for setting up inter-institutional collaborative research. They are prepared to consider applications for funds to cover the expenses of travel and subsistence for such visits up to a maximum of £1,000. The following criteria apply:

  • Applications should specify the benefit to the applicant of a proposed visit, including the relevance to the applicant's ongoing research programme and career development.
  • Applications must be accompanied by letters of support from the applicant's Head of Department, and from the corresponding individual in the department to be visited.
  • Applicants must submit a CV.
  • Applications must include justification of the amount requested.

Restrictions: Funding is not available for:

  • Individuals.
  • Gap Year projects.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.
  • Operation Raleigh projects.
  • Capital projects.
  • Faith based projects.
  • Students or individuals looking to undertake research projects.
  • Large charities, including local branch offices of large organisations.
  • Stage productions, under the Performing Arts (excluding music) category.
  • School capital projects, under the Education and Social Exclusion category.
  • Travel, subsistence or registration for international or national congresses and symposia, under the Medical Research Travel Grants category.

Organisations that have previously applied and not been successful should not apply again.

Application Procedure

The Trustees normally meet four times a year in January, April, July and October.

An application form is available to download from the Wingate Foundation website. Completed forms should be returned by post together with a copy of the organisation's latest accounts.

Contact The Wingate Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:

Sarah Mitchell
The Wingate Foundation
Golden Cross House
8 Duncannon Street