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 that meet our aims.

Trustees of the Achates Philanthropy Foundation…

Anthony Blackstock

Caroline McCormick (Chair)

Aliceson Robinson

Bill Swainson

Dagmar Walz

Achates Philanthropy Prize Director

Georgia Attlesey

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 delighted to announce the shortlist for the Achates Philanthropy Prize 2018.

It's 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.

FAQs about the Prize

2018 Prize shortlist

Find out about the 2017 Prize winners

– Please email us for further information