Ashley Family Foundation
Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, and Wrexham
Applications for this grant are open
The Ashley Family Foundation (formerly The Laura Ashley Foundation) is a UK registered charity, founded by Sir Bernard Ashley and his wife Laura Ashley following the success of the Laura Ashley brand. Community Foundation Wales is proud to be working with The Ashley Family Foundation to distribute its funding in Wales.
The ethos of The Ashley Family Foundation is primarily to strengthen rural communities, both in terms of the social and environmental aspects alongside giving back to the communities that helped the family develop the company into an international success.
The Ashley Family Foundation is especially keen to fund work in rural Mid Wales, where the ‘Laura Ashley’ company had a significant impact upon the local economy and the social well-being of its people with increased employment opportunity and the valued team spirit of the workforce.
Alongside this, The Ashley Family Foundation are keen to receive applications from small scale arts and community projects in Wales and welcome proposals from community museums/organisations and secondary schools for funding for arts subjects.
Organisations can apply for grants of between £500 – 10,000
Who can apply?
Charities, unincorporated organisations and community groups with a constitution or terms of reference and a charitable purpose.
Projects are awarded funding based upon benefit and value and each project is considered on its own merit.
How to apply?
Applications should be made directly through The Ashley Family Foundation website.
Please note the Ashley Family Foundation does not fund:
- Business ventures
- Overseas projects
- Projects in the field of religion
- Dance related projects
- Direct funding toward schools
- Retrospective funding for activities that have already taken place