A new era for the foundation - we've relaunched as the Woodsmith Foundation.

Our Chief Executive Leah Swain said:

We're really excited to begin a new chapter in the Foundation's history as the Woodsmith Foundation.

When deciding on a new name, it was crucial that we maintained our links to how and why the Foundation was set up back in 2013, while also looking forward to our future working with Anglo American.

Welcome to the Woodsmith Foundation

The Foundation, an independent charity, was launched in 2013 to leave a positive legacy from the Woodsmith Mine to the boroughs of Scarborough, Redcar and the North York Moors National Park.

Anglo American pledged a four year £4m funding package to the Foundation when it acquired the Woodsmith Project in March 2020. Longer term, it will be funded by a percentage of mine revenue, which is expected to amount to several million pounds per year.

The Foundation distributes funds to local community projects, which can range from education and skills training to improving local facilities or environmental initiatives and community asset projects.


The Woodsmith Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Charity number: 1163127

Woodsmith Foundation

Woodsmith Foundation is a Limited Company registered in England – registration number: 08087609.

Registered as a charity in England - registration number: 1163127. Registered office: Resolution House, Lake View, Scarborough YO11 3ZB.

At the Woodsmith Foundation, we only deal with issues related to grant-making. Please contact the Company directly in relation to any information on Woodsmith Mine itself or on its owner, Anglo American Plc.


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