Skip to main content

Trinity Laban Awarded Wolfson Foundation Grant

Tue 30 June 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Wolfson Foundation have committed to awarding Trinity Laban up to £200,000 to refurbish the Faculty of Music’s dedicated percussion suite.

This substantial new grant builds on our longstanding relationship with the foundation, who awarded the Conservatoire a generous donation of £100,000 to establish the Wolfson Percussion Rooms at King Charles Court when we moved to Greenwich in 2001.

In 2013, the foundation also supported the refurbishment of the theatre at Laurie Grove, and in 2019 they renewed the annual Wolfson Music Awards programme which supports bursaries for Junior Trinity and the Instrument Fund for senior students across Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music.

Head of Music Havilland Wilshire comments –

“We are incredibly excited to receive this generous award from the Wolfson Foundation. In the current climate it is hard to predict exactly when the work on the percussion suite can take place, but we are hopeful that the award will enable newly refurbished rooms to be ready to welcome our entering cohort of percussionists in September 2021.”

Trinity Laban’s Head of Corporate Affairs Eva Woloshyn comments –

“We are very proud of and grateful for our ongoing relationship with the Wolfson Foundation which will continue to transform the fortunes of the next generation of highly gifted music students who have the artistic flair and innate ability to benefit from our specialist conservatoire training.” 

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation said –

“This project is a critical investment in the future of music education in the UK, ensuring that talented individuals can flourish with access to state-of-the-art facilities. As well as building on our long and fruitful partnership with Trinity Laban, this funding also acts as a mark of solidarity and support at a challenging time for all educational organisations in the UK.”

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that supports and promotes excellence​ in the fields of science and health, heritage, humanities and the arts. Their fundamental aim is to improve the civic health of society through education and research.

Since it was established in 1955, the charity has awarded over £900 million (£1.9 billion in real terms) to more than 11,000 projects throughout the UK, all on the basis of expert review. To find out more, visit

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire: an internationally celebrated centre of excellence, offering world-class training in dance, music and musical theatre, and is committed to supporting and developing a diverse intake of talented performers and creators. Learn more by visiting our study pages.