Arts and heritage is one of the least funded charitable sectors in the UK and one to which the Rothschild family foundations have given generously over the years. At The Rothschild Foundation we are committed to supporting and encouraging a revival in British heritage, supporting cultural institutions which enable the public to access and enjoy our unique heritage. In doing so, the Foundation has been involved in many major heritage projects, most recently the re-housing of the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum in 2015.
As well as continuing to support Waddesdon Manor, the Foundation gives grants to initiatives in London and the areas local to Waddesdon Manor. In recent years, the Foundation has proudly supported The National Gallery, Tate, The Courtauld Institute, the Royal Academy, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, the Royal Drawing School, The Royal Ballet School, the Royal Academy of Music, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Migration Museum amongst many others. Further afield, the Foundation has also supported to the renovation of Auckland Castle and the Butrint Foundation.