Welcome to the official website of The Orwell Foundation. An independent charity, the Foundation uses the work of George Orwell to shine a light on brave writing, uncovering hidden lives and uncomfortable truths.

What We Do

We aim to connect with audiences from schoolchildren to policy-makers, offering a platform to discuss subjects close to Orwell’s heart, including poverty, political extremism, and the dangers posed by the corruption of language and the rise of new technologies. Orwell’s work powerfully transcends his own era, remaining relevant to the social, geo-political and economic landscapes of the twenty-first century. Orwell exposed the dangers of disinformation and totalitarianism through writing that glowed with integrity, decency and fidelity to truth. We celebrate these values with our prizes, school programmes, event and online resources, championing creativity and diversity of opinion to promote Orwell’s desire to ‘make political writing into an art’.

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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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