Ovalhouse’s Capital Campaign Receives Major Boost from The Wolfson Foundation

Ovalhouse’s Capital Campaign supporting our move to a new theatre in Brixton has just received a major boost with the award of a £50,000 capital grant from the Wolfson Foundation. 

An independent charity and one of the UK’s best-known grant-givers, the Wolfson Foundation supports organisations demonstrating excellence in the arts, education, health and science. Since its establishment in 1955, it has awarded more than £800 million (some £1.7 billion in real terms) to over 10,000 projects throughout the UK, all on the basis of expert review. 

The grant, which will be paid when work on our new theatre begins next year, follows recent capital grants of £3,000,000 from Arts Council England and £50,000 from the Cockayne Foundation-Grants for the Arts (a donor-advised fund of the London Community Foundation).


Commenting on the Wolfson Foundation’s grant, Ovalhouse’s Director, Deborah Bestwick MBE, said: 

“Everyone at Ovalhouse is very grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for this wonderful donation and we would all like to thank the Trustees for their generosity. The Wolfson Foundation’s support represents a huge vote of confidence for our move to Brixton and we are delighted to work in partnership with a Foundation whose vision and ambition for the world matches our own.”



Find out more about our capital campaign and how you can support our exciting plans.

Additional information

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