Increasing opportunity,
tackling disadvantage

Welcome to the Woodsmith Foundation

The Woodsmith Foundation is an independent charity, funded by Anglo American.

We are committed to supporting a wide range of organisations to make lives better across the boroughs of Scarborough, Redcar and Cleveland, and the North York Moors National Park.

Apply for funding

We strive to be a supportive and friendly funder and wish to build long term relationships with our communities. Our grants process is designed to be easily accessible, and as simple as possible to allow you to share your ideas and passions.

If you are interested to find out more click below.

Our impact in 2023


Total funding awarded


Grants awarded


Contribution to Achieve education programme


Community Grants Awarded

Funded by
Anglo American

Anglo American pledged a four-year £4m funding package to the Foundation when it acquired the Woodsmith Project in March 2020. In December 2023 Anglo American pledged a further £4m funding package.

Longer term, it will be funded by a percentage of mine revenue, which is expected to amount to several million pounds per year.

See who we’ve supported already

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