Accrington Stanley Community Trust Awarded £25,000 Grant by Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation has awarded £25,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust to go towards essential community projects over the coming months.

Established over 60 years ago in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK with grants around £70million annually. It has donated over £1billion to charities since it was established.

One of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees are descendants of the founder and take a highly active and hands-on approach. the Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business which includes Twinings, Primark, Kingsmill (all part of Associated British Foods Plc) and Fortnum & Mason, amongst others – a successful model that still endures today; as the business have grown so too have the charitable donations.

From small community organisations to large national institutions, the Foundation supports a broad range of charities and activities that make a positive impact in the communities in which they work. More than 1,800 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.

Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, said:

“We’ve worked with the Garfield Weston Foundation last year as they supported us with a £40,000 donation towards our new £2m Stanley Sports Hub. It’s fantastic that they continue to support our charity with a further £25,000 which will allow us to deliver essential community projects from the Stanley Sports Hub and the Hyndburn area over the coming months.’’

To find out more information about Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk