Monday, 1 August 2016

Ashworth Charitable Trust

The Ashworth Charitable Trust is a South West (Exeter) based Trust that supports registered charities undertaking humanitarian causes locally, nationally and internationally that share the Trust's vision and underlying principles of:
o The oneness of humanity;
o The establishment of true justice;
o The paramount importance of education for all;
o The need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society;
o That all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society;
o That to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.
Grants are usually for up to £3,000. In exceptional circumstances grants up to £5,000 may be awarded.
Priority is given to smaller charities. During the financial year ending 5 April 2015 the Trust made 51 grant awards totalling £133,887. A full list of awards can be found in the Trust’s accounts on the Charity Commission website.  PLEASE NOTE: the Trust seeks to fund projects and does not support  core funding.
Funding has previously been given for projects that:
o Address social, physical, or educational rehabilitation;
o Offer information, support, relief or equipment for illness or disability;
o Support those members of society who may be considered as isolated, vulnerable, at risk or disadvantaged;
o Support victims of torture or human rights abuses;
o Help to support carers;
o Holidays for disadvantaged children;
o Youth clubs, especially in disadvantaged areas;
o Women's refuges;
o Homeless shelters;
o Orphanages;
o Supply micro-loans, or other business enterprises in the Developing World; and
o Help to provide access to medical care, food or water supplies in the Developing World.
Applications may be made online on the Trust's website. The Trustees meet twice a year, in May and November. Applications submitted by the 28 February will be consider in May, and applications submitted by the 31 August will be considered in November.
Successful applicants will be informed within six weeks of the relevant meeting.
For further information, visit the Trust’s website.
Contact details for the Ashworth Charitable Trust are:
Mrs Mandy Walsom
The Ashworth Charitable Trust
Foot Anstey Solicitors
Senate Court
Southerhay Garden
Exeter EX1 1NT
Tel: 01392 411221

(Source: GRIN)

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