The Asfari Foundation provides grants to reputable, registered and experienced local and international organisations that work to improve the quality of and access to education, and that strengthen civil society for the benefit of young people from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and the UK. All of our programmes work with young people affected by conflict and crisis, and we occasionally make humanitarian relief donations that benefit young people.
From 2018 our new five year strategy envisages providing grants ranging in size from £50,000 to £100,000 per year over three years, with 25% of each grant dedicated to organisational and staff capacity building.
Our 2017 financial information will be available shortly.
2016 expenditure by programme area
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The main source of income for the Foundation are donations received from the Asfari family. In 2016 these totalled £4.4m after reclaiming Gift Aid. The Foundation also has an investment portfolio to a value of some £12.5m which it is growing to eventually provide the Foundation’s annual income in perpetuity.
As a registered charity, the Foundation produces annual reports and accounts which include detailed information about the work it did and the projects it funded in a particular year, as well as the audited financial report for that year. These can be downloaded below. Alternatively, you can also see these reports and other detailed information and graphs about our work, finances and legal matters on the UK Charity Commission’s new beta site (click here) or on the original Charity Commission website. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions by emailing email@example.com.