Since 1998, the Woolf Institute has been successful in raising funds for its academic teaching and public education programmes. The Institute's staff have received funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. Our public education programmes have received funding from a range of bodies, including DCLG, Near Neighbours, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. Private donors who have supported teaching 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 Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations (CMJR) and the Stone Ashdown Directorship. Dr Stone is an Interfaith Patron of the Institute.
The Institute receives regular income from internally generated revenue (such as course fees and research), but like other educational institutes, it depends upon the support of external grant-giving bodies.
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.