Welcome to the official website of The Orwell Foundation. We use the work of the author and journalist George Orwell (1903-1950) to celebrate honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives, confront uncomfortable truths and encourage all young people to write and think creatively and critically.

What We Do

From the corruption of truth to pervasive new technologies, and from poverty and inequality to the rise of political extremism, George Orwell's concerns are as relevant today as they were to the circumstances in which his great novels were conceived. The Orwell Foundation is an independent charity: through our prestigious prizes, public events and work with young writers, we offer a platform for debate and discussion designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, connecting with everyone to whom George Orwell and his writings are a source of inspiration.

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Unreported Britain

Together with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), we are delivering the Unreported Britain project as one part of the work of the new JRF-sponsored Prize The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils.

Orwell resources

As the only website officially sanctioned by the Orwell Estate, we publish a wide range of resources by and about George Orwell, including our Webby-shortlisted Orwell Diaries blog, Orwell's most popular essays and a library of links to external and exclusive content.

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Sponsors & Partners

The Orwell Foundation is extremely grateful to its sponsors and partners. If you would like to find out more about supporting the Foundation, please contact us.

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