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The Peter Sowerby Foundation supports charities, CICs and registered social and healthcare providers. We do this by providing grants towards projects in healthcare, the community, environment and conservation, and the arts.

In terms of geography, we largely support UK-wide projects, but have occasionally provided grants to international ventures. Our Trustees are particularly interested in supporting projects in Dr Sowerby’s much-loved home of North Yorkshire.

Since it was established in 2013, the Foundation has awarded a total of £10 million by way of 89 grants to 63 organisations.

The case studies below are just a selection of the grants that the Foundation has made. We have enjoyed working in partnership with these organisations over the years and witnessing the impact of our grants.

Choose a theme to see the organisations we have funded and the work they’re doing.

Learning and education

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) celebrates the spoken word in all its forms through an annual festival held in Bradford, which includes 500 events over 10 days.

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Learning and education

The Economist Educational Foundation

The Economist Educational Foundation aims to enable disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential through engagement with current affairs. In a world in which the truth is becoming harder to find and young people’s voices are often excluded from debate, it has never been more important to develop news literacy.

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Learning and education

King's College London

The chair in Philosophy and Medicine was established to foster a generation of medical students with an interest in the crossover of philosophy and medicine.

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