Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements 2011

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The Nuffield Foundation spent £10.4 million on its charitable activities during 2011.

Of this, £3 million was spent on education projects, including grants for research and innovation and curriculum projects.

A further £3.3 million was spent on grant-making for social policy projects, including our Children and Families and Law in Society Programmes. It also includes our Open Door Programme, which enables Trustees to fund projects outside our main interests but that meet the Foundation’s objective of improving social well-being.

Capacity building programmes accounted for £2.8 million, including over 1,000 Science Bursaries for Schools and Colleges and 466 Undergraduate Research Bursaries in science. Also included in this figure are grants made under our Africa Programme, and funding for our Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme.

Together with the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, we continue to fund the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Council received £1.3 million from us in 2011.

The remainder of our expenditure in 2010 (£1.6 million) was spent on investment management and governance. The investment performance for the year was 18 per cent.

Full details on all achievements and expenditure in 2010 can be found in the Report and Financial Statements 2011.

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We improve people’s lives by funding research that informs social policy, primarily in EducationWelfare and Justice. We also fund student programmes that give young people skills and confidence in science and research.

We offer our grant-holders the freedom to frame questions and enable new thinking. Our research must stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny, but we understand that to be successful in effecting change, it also needs to be relevant to people’s experience.


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