Our Supporters

We would like to thank all our funders and donors, including those who prefer to remain anonymous. Nothing that we do could take place without them.


We thank the following institutions for helping us to ensure that Wordsworth’s poetry can ‘live and do good’.

The Wolfson Foundation
The Sir John Fisher Foundation
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust
The Wyfold Charitable Trust
The W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust
The Old Possum’s Practical Trust


We are very grateful to the following Patrons and other individuals for their generous support since April 2020.

Mrs Jan Ambler
Mrs Susan Axford
Mr & Mrs John Barker
Dr Jackie Bettess
Professor Paul Betz and Carol Ann Rosen
Dr Lynn Bindman
Lady Boyd
James Brockbank and Louise Ronane
The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KBE
Mrs Mary Chuck
Mr & Mrs John Collier
Alison Critchlow
Mr Mike J. Crump
Mrs Diana Delbridge
Mrs Sheila Edwards
Lord and Lady Egremont
Miss Veronica Finch
Mr & Mrs John Forsyth

Dr Bruce Graver
Patricia Grodd and Michael Stone
Mr David Heal
The Baroness Kidron OBE and Mr Lee Hall
Mrs Diana Matthews
Dr & Mrs Adam Naylor
Mrs Gillian Newbery
Professor Lucy Newlyn
Mr John Nicoll
Dr Deborah L. Pfuntner
Dr Cecilia and Mr Nicholas Powell
Mr Tim Robertson
Mr Charles Sebag-Montefiore
Mr & Mrs Trevor Smale
The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury PC
Professor Heidi J. Snow
Mr & Mrs John Spedding

Mr & Mrs Malcolm Thorogood
Miss Delia Twamley
Dr David Wilson FSA
Mrs Corinna Wiltshire
Jean Wood
Dr Bill Zachs

With grateful thanks to those individuals who chose to remember the Wordsworth Trust in their will.

The late May Blenkinsopp
The late Lord Chorley
The late Richard Delbridge
The late Dr W.H. Kelliher
The late Pamela Middleton Murray
The late Mrs Doreen Reynolds
The late Ms Barbara Todd
The late Henrietta Richardson Perkins
The late Sarah Melanie Wilkes

In memoriam

Mrs Margaret Holden

Reimagining Wordsworth

‘Reimagining Wordsworth’, a £6.5 million programme of improvements culminating in the opening of the new Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere in May 2021, was supported by the following organisations:

The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Northern Powerhouse through Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
The Wolfson Foundation
The Linbury Trust
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
South Lakeland District Council
The Band Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust
The Wyfold Trust
The People’s Postcode Lottery
The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust
Cumbria Gardens Trust
The Derek Hill Foundation
The Warner Priory Charitable Trust

Thousands of people benefit from projects funded by grants from generous organisations. Contact us to discuss how your grant-making trust could make a difference and Mark Bains, Development Manager, will get in touch with you.