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The Ashley Family Foundation

Revenue grants, generally for under £10,000 and in some instances for up to 3 years, are available to registered charities in England and Wales for small scale arts and community projects, particularly in rural areas.

Who can apply: registered charities and exempt charities in England and Wales. Other not-for-profit organisations, including unregistered charities may also apply provided they are supported by a registered charity that can accept the grant on their behalf.

Key words: Rural Communities, Arts, Traditional Arts, Textiles, Museums, Community Farms, Community Gardens, Social Isolation, Mental Health, Wales, England.

The Foundation favours revenue proposals over capital requests and focuses its funding on supporting the following 5 main themes:

  1. Wales – 50% of the Foundation’s funding goes to projects in Wales and it continues to maintain strong links with communities in mid-Wales.
  2. Rural – the Foundation is especially interested in projects that open up opportunity in areas where it might not otherwise exist and that help alleviate the isolation and other hardships that can affect rural communities.
  3. Arts – the Foundation wants to help bring art to those people that it can help, and help those who will go on to bring art to the people. It supports organisations that provide a wide range of educational and creative activities, including applied arts and crafts, music, drama, and textiles. It also funds arts education with a focus on helping promising young Welsh talent.
  4. Community – the Foundation is attracted to projects that bring people together, to help each other out and make their community a better, more joyful place. Support is available for a range of community and social welfare projects, including those focused on helping people who suffer from isolation, mental health problems and financial and/or social disadvantage, and
  5. Small charities – the Foundation has an affinity with smaller charities set up by people who are driven by love and kindness to help better the lives of those around them.
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