The Wates Foundation

The Wates Foundation is an independent grant-making charity. We award grants directly to charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, social enterprises and other established community groups. We do not provide support for individuals.

Our grants are typically around £10,000 so we prefer to support small and medium sized community organisations (with an income below £750,000) where our grant can make a difference.

The Trustees of the Wates Foundation have endorsed a new pro-active grant making strategy until March 2018. Wates Family members seek out charities to support, often from within their local community. Applications are by invitation only. Unsolicited applications will be automatically rejected.