The Wates Foundation is an independent grant-making Family Trust that has been supporting the charitable and voluntary sector for almost 50 years. Since inception, the Foundation has made grants totalling over £100 million, which have provided vital support to thousands of charities.

The Wates Foundation is a generalist grant maker, which reflects the Wates Families’ broad range of philanthropic interests.

The Wates Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications; applications for funding are by invitation only.

All unsolicited applications received will be automatically rejected.

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