The Asfari Foundation provides grants to reputable, registered and experienced local and international organisations that support education, civil society, and relief.
Grants range from £3,000-£7m but typical grant sizes are between £20,000-£50,000. In 2015 total expenditure came to £3.6m, including operational costs of £0.6m. Given the severity of the crisis in Syria, a significant part of expenditure was allocated to projects for Syrians (45%), the large majority of which took place in the UK, Lebanon and Turkey. Other expenditure was mainly directed at UK (19%), Palestine (16%) and Lebanon (14%) related projects, with the remaining balance (6%) being spread between other countries, but serving young people from the Foundation’s target countries.
The main source of income for the Foundation are the donations received from the Asfari family. In 2015 these totalled £2.9m after reclaiming Gift Aid. The Foundation has investments to a value of some £12m, from which it draws part of its programme expenditure. In 2015, this totalled £0.5m.
Please click on the links below for annual reports for the years 2012 to 2015:
Further detailed legal and financial information about the Foundation can be found on the Charity Commission website.