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Applications to the Ashley Family Foundation are now made online. We encourage all applicants to read our Grants criteria on the Funding Page and to speak to us before applying. We are happy to answer any queries you may have to help you make sure your project is eligible.
There will be three funding rounds for 2018; March, June and October. Applications are accepted all year round. Any applications submitted since 1st February 2018 will be considered in the Summer of 2018.
After you submit your completed application online, you will be notified of when your application will be considered. You may be contacted or visited after this time as part of our assessment process. The application form is HERE.
Please note that you can save and resume your application for up to 30 days. If you have not submitted you application after 30 days of activating your link you will lose your information. Please also note that the form is not 100% compatible with Tablet devices or smart phones and is best completed on a PC or laptop computer.
If you have any access requirements and need an application form in a different format, please contact us and we would be happy to help.
The Foundation will consider requests from the following organisations: Charities, Unincorporated organisations and community groups with a constitution or terms of reference and a charitable purpose
We will consider requests for: core funding, including salaries and overheads.
Although we have no set limit to the amount that can be awarded we do favour requests that are below £10,000. Funding is awarded on the context of the project and awards of £500 can make a difference to some recipients.
Please contact us if you have any queries before submitting your request.
Support is provided for projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles, in England and Wales.
The Foundation awards grants to projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles, and it is keen to fund good small scale arts projects in England and Wales.
The current policy is to favour revenue proposals over capital requests; this can include requests for core funding, including salaries and overheads.
For restrictions: please check the website directly.
The Foundation operates a two-stage application process. Prospective applicants should submit a one-page summary of their request, by email or post, which should contain:
Successful applicants will be sent a full application form to complete for consideration at the next available Trustee’s meeting. Trustee’s meetings are usually held in October, February/March and May/June.
Contact the Laura Ashley Foundation for further information:
The Ashley Family Foundation
Telephone: 01686 610648
The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Telephone: (01686) 610 648