The Woodsmith Foundation announced its first grant awards of around £300,000 in December 2017. The first programme generally prioritised projects in the vicinity of Anglo Americans project sites and was for projects between £500 and £5,000.
A very large number of applications were received – the initial round was ten times oversubscribed. As a result of this the trustees increased the initial funding round from £100,000 to approximately £300,000.
A list of the successful applications is provided here, together with case studies where available below.