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The Ashworth Charitable Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £1 million that are working in the UK and/or overseas on projects that address humanitarian causes.

Who can apply: UK registered charities working in the UK and/or overseas, with a preference for supporting smaller charities with an annual turnover of under £1 million.

Key words: Humanitarian Causes, Education, Social Justice, the Relief of Poverty, Disadvantaged People and Communities, Capacity Building, Community Development, Overseas, United Kingdom.

The Ashworth Charitable Trust provides small grants, nominally up to £5,000 but usually averaging around £3,000, for project-based work in the UK and overseas. The Trust gives priority to smaller UK charities. The Trust’s underlying principles are:

  • The oneness of humanity.
  • The establishment of true justice.
  • The paramount importance of education for all.
  • The need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society.
  • 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, and
  • That to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.

Humanitarianism is usually accepted to be “an active belief in the value of human life, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans to reduce suffering and improve the conditions of humanity for moral, altruistic, and emotional reasons”.