24 June 2024
Jesse welcomes new £3.5million Charles Wolfson charitable donation to NMITE

Jesse Norman has given a very warm welcome to the announcement this week that the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust has made a £3.5 million donation to NMITE, Herefordshire's pioneering new university project.  


The gift will go to fund a new building and a wide range of internal improvements at NMITE'S main campus building at Blackfriars in Hereford. Combined with the 2022 Stronger Towns Fund award of £2.4 million, it takes the level of investment at NMITE in Blackfriars to nearly £6 million.

Jesse was closely involved in identifying and securing the donation on behalf of NMITE. Commenting, he said:

“This is another massive vote of confidence in the new university, in the city of Hereford and in the county of Herefordshire. And it is all the stronger coming from this very highly regarded family foundation.

“The trustees made clear that they were especially impressed by NMITE's new 'vocational university' model of combined team-based hands-on, theoretical and professional learning, and how well it prepares students for the world of work.

“NMITE is demonstrating the capability to take local young people who might never have considered a university education, and turn them into highly employable Masters-level degree graduates in three years.

“That is a fantastic gain in capability, and a real saving in cash, for the student and their family compared to conventional forms of higher education.”