achates philanthropy


'Trusty Achates walked at his side,

In step with his friend'

Virgil, Aeneid Book VI (217-218), translated by Seamus Heaney

The Achates Philanthropy Foundation was established in 2016 to act as an incubator for innovation in the cultural sector, encouraging new philanthropy and improving organisational resilience. We both develop programmes and respond to project proposals which meet our aims.

Trustees of the Achates Philanthropy Foundation…

Anthony Blackstock

Caroline McCormick (Chair)

Aliceson Robinson

Bill Swainson

Dagmar Walz

We welcome donations in support of our work.

To propose a project idea please contact

Quote reproduced by kind permission of the Estate of Seamus Heaney.

The Achates Philanthropy Foundation is a limited company (No.10361685).

We're pleased to announce the

Achates Philanthropy Prize 2018,

the only annual prize that celebrates first-time cultural giving in the UK.

The Corporate Philanthropy Award and Individual Philanthropy Award offer a total Prize fund of £10,000, thanks to the continued support of Achates

Philanthropy Ltd, BOP Consulting and Spektrix.

Call for entries opens on 25 June.

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