Wolfson Family Charitable Trust
The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust (WFCT) is a sister trust of the Wolfson Foundation with the same administration and similar aims.
The Trust was established in 1958 and currently has assets of some £35 million, allocating about £1.5 million each year.
The aims of the Trust are similar to those of the Wolfson Foundation: backing excellence through capital infrastructure projects, particularly in areas that are under-funded. Applicants are encouraged to use funds as a catalyst, so that the Trust's funding can lever additional support.
- Hon. Mrs Laura Wolfson Townsley (Chairman)
- Dame Janet Wolfson de Botton DBE
- Sir Eric Ash CBE FRS
- Sir Ian Gainsford FDSRCS FDSRCSE
- Mr Martin Paisner CBE
- Hon. Mrs Elizabeth Wolfson Peltz
- Sir Bernard Rix
- Lord Turnberg MD FRCP
- Mrs Alexandra Halamish
Lord Wolfson of Marylebone | Martin Paisner | Lady Wolfson of Marylebone | Janet Wolfson de Botton | Laura Wolfson Townsley | Prof. Barrie Jay | Eric Ash | Bernard Rix | Ian Gainsford (Appointed 2 August 2004)
The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust is advised on its work in Israel by an Advisory Committee in Israel, drawn from leading academic and medical experts. Current membership and contact information is detailed below.
Wolfson Advisory Committee Israel
- Professor Haim Ben-Shahar (Chairman)
- Professor Aaron Ciechanover
- Professor Yoram Groner
- Professor Hanoch Gutfreund
- Professor Joshua Jortner
- Professor Shmuel Penchas
- Professor Zehev Tadmor
- Professor Haim Ben-Shahar - Chairman
- Wolfson Advisory Committee
- The Eitan Berglas School of Economics
- Tel Aviv University
- Tel-Aviv 69978
- Email: email@example.com
Programmes in Israel
From the Wolfson Foundation website:
- Funding for universities and hospitals
- Our main funding programmes in Israel are currently focused on universities and hospitals.
- Awards for these organisations are normally made under the umbrella of designated programmes in which relevant organisations are invited to participate. As such, we do not generally accept unsolicited applications in these areas.
- Over the past few years, funding for universities has been for equipment supporting nationally co-ordinated programmes on important research themes including nanotechnology, desalination, quantum information and solar energy.
- Funding for hospitals in Israel is mainly for medical equipment.
- The Trust is advised by an Advisory Committee in Israel, chaired by Professor Haim Ben-Shahar, and drawn from leading academic and medical experts. A list of members is here.
- The Advisory Committee co-ordinate our programmes for universities and hospitals, and invited applications are submitted via the Committee before being forwarded to our UK office for further consideration.
- If invited to apply via these programmes, general advice on what information should be included is the same as for UK applicants to the Wolfson Foundation, as set out here.
- The Wolfson Foundation
- 8 Queen Anne Street
- W1G 9LD
- Tel: 020 7323 5730 (with voicemail message system)
- Media/Press enquiries: 020 7323 3124 (voicemail not available)
- Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, Wolfson Foundation website.
- Wolfson Foundation Wolfson Family Charitable Trust Trustees. Accessed 29 October 2014.
- The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, Trustees' Report for the year ended 31 March 2005 p. 1.
- Advisory Committee, Wolfson Foundation website.
- Grants in Israel, Wolfson Foundation website.