The Ashley Family Foundation (previously known as the Laura Ashley Foundation) provides grants for core costs including salaries and overheads up to £10,000 for small-scale arts and community projects in Wales (the Foundation’s preferred funding area) and England.
The Foundation’s priority area of funding is to strengthen rural communities and to promote and strengthen the traditional family values often retained within rural communities.
Registered charities, constituted community groups, unincorporated organisations may apply for funding, while community museums and secondary schools may also apply for arts projects.
Grant awards are generally up to £10,000 (larger awards can be made, but this tends to be the exception rather than the rule). Revenue funding is preferred over capital projects. Around 50% of all grants awarded are for projects in Wales.
There is no specific requirement for match funding.
A list of all awards made during the year ending 30 September 2019 can be found on pages 16-18 of the Foundation’s annual accounts.
Funding is not available for:
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, which are considered twice annually, may be made at any time via the Foundation’s online application form.
Further information is available on the Foundation’s website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Ashley Family Foundation
6 Trull Farm Buildings
Tel: 03030 401005