£25k grant from Garfield Weston Foundation helps support young onset dementia community through Covid-19 and beyond

YoungDementia UK is delighted to have been awarded a £25,000 grant to support our core funding at a difficult time for the young onset community and for charities generally.

Acknowledging the award, Alison Williams, Trusts and Development Fundraising Manager said, ‘These are challenging times for all of us, but especially for the individuals and family members we support, so we’re enormously grateful to Garfield Weston for this additional financial support.’

Established over 60 years ago in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK and gave over £88million last year.  It has donated well 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 they 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 businesses 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.  Around 2,000 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.

if you would like to discuss how you can financially support YoungDementia UK's work contact fundraising@youngdementiauk.org

- October 2020

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