Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Ashley Family Foundation

The aim of the Ashley Family  Foundation is primarily to strengthen rural communities, with a preference for Wales (although a growing number of projects in England have been  supported in recent years), both in terms of the social and environmental aspects alongside giving back to the communities that helped the family develop the company. In addition to this, the Foundation will fund the promotion and support of traditional family values often retained within rural communities.
The Foundation provides funding towards the costs of projects that fit with the Ashley family valuesof protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles. Proposals from small scale community textile museums/organisations are particularly encouraged.
Priority is given to:
o Support of charitable textiles projects, including small scale community textiles initiatives;
o Support for the arts; and
o Support for projects which seek to strengthen rural communities in Wales, especially in Mid Wales.
Funding can cover core costs, including salaries and overheads.
Charities, unincorporated organisations and community groups with a constitution or terms of reference and a charitable purpose, may apply for a grant of up to £10,000.  Larger awards are occasionally made.
During the year ending 30 September 2017 the Foundation awarded grants totalling £357,283 (2016: £289,047).
A list of all awards made during the year can be found on pages 16-18 of the Foundation’s annual accounts.
There is no requirement for match funding.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o Business ventures;
o Overseas projects;
o Projects in the field of religion;
o Retrospective funding – for activities that have already taken place;
o Dance related projects; or
o Direct funding toward schools.
Applications can be made online at the Foundation’s website and are considered three times each year.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Ashley Family Foundation
6 Trull Farm Buildings
Tel: 03030 401005
(Source: GRIN)

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