The Wates Foundation aims to alleviate conditions of distress, deprivation and disadvantage that lead to social exclusion by funding charitable work across a broad range of social priorities that will bring about positive change.

The Wates Foundation is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants.

Using the 360Giving data standard, our awarded grants since April 2018 are available in Excel format here. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to The Wates Foundation.

    • Allan Wates
      Family Committee

      Berkshire Community Foundation £10,000 Cirencester Housing for Young People £10,000 Edge Housing - Oxford Community Church £5,000 House of Illustration £10,000 London Wildlife Trust Camley St £5,000 Magpie Dance £10,000 Nomad Youth & Community Project £15,000 Pace £20,000 Prison Reform Trust 2018 £10,000 Rennie Grove Hospice Care £10,000 SIFA Fireside £10,000 SOFEA £20,000 TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People 2018 £15,000 The Friendship Project for Children £4,500 The Old Vic Theatre Trust £10,000
    • Norman Wates
      Family Committee

      Barbican Centre Trust £10,000 Different PLanet Arts £9,500 Dorset Community Foundation £10,000 Escaping Victimhood £10,000 Human Care Syria £2,000 Spark Inside £10,000 Style for Soldiers £10,000 St Andrews Club £20,000 St. Cuthbert's Centre £10,000 St Marks Hospital Foundation £20,000 St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home £778 The Old Vic Theatre Trust £10,000 The PCC of St Nicholas with St Mary Magdalene, Chiswick (Year 2) £5,000 Young Witness Service - Victim Support Sussex £500
    • Ronald Wates
      Family Committee

      Chichester Cathedral Choral Foundation Fund £10,000 Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) £9,240 Creative Conscience £10,000 For Jimmy £10,000 Guildford Cathedral £15,000 HighGround £19,000 Kids Matter £10,000 SKRUM £10,000 Smart Cranleigh £10,000 Sussex Snowdrop Trust £10,000 The Upper Room (St Saviour's) £16,000 Winston's Wish £10,000

    In addition to the committee awards listed above, the Trustees made two awards: Kensington & Chelsea Foundation – £5,000 donation to the Grenfell Tower appeal supporting victims of the fire and The Cranfield Trust – £10,000 award towards core funding to support the growth of our services.

    • Allan Wates
      Family Committee

      Agnes Smith Advice Centre (Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd) £2,250 Cotswold Friends £9,192 Disability Challengers £8,000 Ebony Horse Club £10,000 Friendship Café £9,932 Greatwood Charity £7,000 Horatio's Garden £10,000 I CAN £10,000 Jamie's Farm £10,000 Magic Breakfast £9,108
    • Norman Wates
      Family Committee

      Clement James Centre £5,000 Family Matters Institute (FMI) £10,000 Gate Theatre £10,000 Lewisham Mencap £10,032 Prisoners Abroad £10,000 Prisoners’ Advice Service £17,000
    • Ronald Wates
      Family Committee

      Beare Green Community Association £3,160 Dementia UK, East Sussex Fund £2,000 Goodwood Education Trust £4,900 Greatwood Charity £7,000 Home-Start Chichester & District £5,000 Home-Start North Dorset £5,000 Jamie's Farm £10,000 The Country Food Trust £10,000 The Royal National Theatre £5,000 Thomley Hall Centre Ltd £5,000 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum £10,000

    In addition to the committee awards listed above, the Trustees also made an award of £4,000 to Goatacre Village Hall. This grant was made to mark the outstanding service provided by Brian Wheelwright as the Director of Wates Family Charities over the last 16 years, following his retirement.

    • Allan Wates
      Family Committee

      Bath City Farm £15,000 Berkshire Youth £15,000 Chiswick House & Gardens Trust £10,000 Cotswold RDA £10,000 Dulwich Picture Gallery £10,000 Freewheelers Theatre £5,000 London Wildlife Trust £10,000 Mayday Trust £20,000 Noah's Ark £15,000 Parenting Project £10,000 Restore Hope Latimer £5,000 Utulivu Women’s Group £15,000
    • Norman Wates
      Family Committee

      Big Splash Trust £3,000 Chance to Shine £10,000 Clement James Centre £10,000 Cutteslowe Community Association £8,000 Dorset Domestic Abuse Welfare £10,000 Genesis Trust £500 Inside Out £5,000 Katherine Low Settlement £10,000 Koestler Trust £10,296 Mayday Trust £10,000 Moorfield's Eye Charity £12,719 Reading Quest £6,000 St Mark's Foundation £10,000 St Nicholas' Church, Chiswick £10,000 Synergy Theatre £10,000
    • Ronald Wates
      Family Committee

      Abram Wilson Foundation £10,000 Bournemouth University £5,000 Chance to Shine £10,000 Children's Trust £9,988 Code 7 £10,000 Friends of Attend ABI £590 Home-Start North Dorset £5,000 Kimbolton Cricket Club £10,000 Lorica Trust £10,000 Museum of London Archaeology £10,000 PSDS £9,000 St Michael’s Community Nursery £3,000 SAPERE £15,000 UK Youth £2,000

    In addition to the committee awards listed above, the Trustees made two awards:
    Brasenose College Bursary Fund – £10,000 award to mark the service of the outgoing Chairman, William Wates.
    The Butler Trust – £31,750 over three years towards dissemination related work.