|Ashworth Charitable Trust
This charitable trust supports humanitarian charities in the UK and overseas (must be a UK registered charity). Projects they have funded in the past include:
- Charities supporting those members of society who may be considered as isolated, vulnerable, at risk or disadvantaged
- Charities helping to support carers
- Holidays for disadvantaged children
- Youth clubs, especially in disadvantaged areas
- Women’s refuges
- Charities supplying micro-loans, or other business enterprises in the Developing World
A fuller list is available on the trust’s website. Their vision statement outlines their priorities of the importance of education, the need to support marginalised people, and the capacity of people and human nature. The Trust prefers to help fund humanitarian projects and activities that share their vision and that have any of these characteristics:
- The project or activity has been initiated by people living at the grassroots who are empowered to find the solutions to their own problems;
- The project has a relatively simple, clear set of objectives and actions that further the vision of the Trust;
- The project develops the capacity of individuals, their communities or their institutions helping them to help themselves;
- The project enhances the learning of individuals, their communities or their institutions;
- The project’s beneficiaries participate in the management and running of the project or activity; and
- The project’s beneficiaries have suffered, or are suffering, from injustice, poverty or personal circumstances that are difficult for the individual to overcome without assistance.
Grants are generally for up to £3,000 (although occasionally up to £5,000) and are usually towards specific projects rather than core costs. The Trust prioritises smaller charities where its grant will make a bigger difference.
Applications should be made online, and you will need details of a referee for your charity as well as a project description. The next deadline for applications is 28th February. For more information, and to apply, visit the Trust’s website.