Since 1998, the Woolf Institute has been successful in raising funds for its educational programmes from public and private donors. The former include academic funders such as the British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust as well as Public funders such as the Department for Communities and Local Government. Private donors include the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and the Jerusalem Trust (each of whom have supported the Institute since inception).
In 2006 we received a donation of £1 million from the Stone-Ashdown Trust to help establish the CMJR and to establish a Stone-Ashdown Director of the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations. Dr Stone is an Interfaith Patron of the Institute.
For a full list of acknowledgements please see here.
The Institute receives regular income from internally generated revenue (such as course fees), but like other educational institutes, it depends upon the support of external grant-giving bodies.
Approximately 35% income is derived from internally generated revenue (eg., course fees, royalties, consultancy fees etc), 20% from an annual major fund-raising event (eg., fundraising dinner, charity cycle ride etc) and the remaining 45% from private and public charitable trusts/foundations.
Aside from fundraising to meet its own running costs, each year, the Institute has a number of students who are unable to start their courses due to a lack of funding. Since 1998, the Woolf Institute’s donors have provided student bursaries in the value of nearly £300,000.
The Woolf Institute is a registered charitable company (1069589) and is also registered with the Charity Commission (3540878). A copy of our annual report can be found here.