Funded Projects

V&A Illustration Awards


Continuing the legacy of Enid and Leslie Linder, The Linder Foundation proudly sponsors the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Illustration Awards.

This prestigious award celebrates the work of talented artists in three categories: Book cover designs, book illustration and illustrated journalism. Substantial prizes are awarded to the winners, as well as additional awards going to students of illustration. In this way, the awards embody the Foundation’s aim to encourage and enable excellence within the arts.

Both student winners of 2020, Sally Dunne and Vyara Boyadjieve, have gone on to secure contracts for book illustrations with publishers.

More information can be found at:

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The Royal College of Surgeons of England


The Foundation contributed to the refurbishment and extension of The Royal College of Surgeons of England which re-opened in 2021.

This refurbishment allowed for modern, state of the art enviromentally friendly design to meet the College’s historic architecture, providing incredible new facilities that will facilitate world class education.

Youth on the Move (London)


In 2021, The Linder Foundation supported Youth on the Move, an inspiring London based charity aiming to provide recreational activities to disadvantaged and socially isolated young people.

The Foundation’s grant went towards funding a midweek residential, featuring practical workshops and career guidance, affording young people access to new skills and inspiring an enduring love for learning.


We anticipate this project to have long lasting impact. The young people feel more secure and confident in their employment prospects. They are motivated to continue their education and have learnt functional skills, and have increased resilience and self confidence.”

Kingfishers Bridge Wetland Creation Trust


Kingfishers Bridge Wetland Creation Trust is working to conserve a variety of wetland and wildlife habitats at the Kingfishers Bridge Nature Reserve, with the aim of educating the public on environmental issues as well as creating a sanctuary for local wildlife.

Kingfisher Bridge visit

Kingfisher Bridge visit with left to right: Johnny Fountain, William Garnett (Chair of Kingfisher Bridge Trustees), Henrietta Buxton and James Moss (Reserve Manager)


The Tractor is our single most important piece of machinery and vital to carrying out the ongoing management of the Reserve. We will use it on the forthcoming Open Days in July to tow a trailer for our safaris.”

The Herts and Middlesex Water Vole Re-introduction


The Linder Foundation was delighted to be involved with funding this project to release water voles.

Herts and Middlesex Water Vole re-introduction

Tim Hill of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and John Pritchard Chair of Ver Valley Volunteers on River Ver.

Water Vole release being filmed by BBC One Show with Hannah Stitfall as presenter.