The Garfield Weston Foundation has donated £40,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust to go towards the construction costs of the new Sports Hub Facility at Higham Playing Fields.
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 are delighted that the Garfield Weston Foundation have chosen to support our community Sports Hub project with a donation of £40,000. This development was reliant on securing substantial external funding, and we are extremely pleased to announce that this donation has helped us reach our final funding target.’’
To find out more information about Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk