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 winners of the Achates Philanthropy Prize 2017.

Cultural organisations nominated a first-time philanthropist to the arts for the Individual Award, and a company who have supported the arts for the first time in the last 12 months for the new Corporate Award.

Press release

Prize event gallery

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The Prize is supported by Achates Philanthropy Ltd, BOP Consulting, Spektrix Consulting, Jennifer Reynolds PR, studioF, and run in partnership with Delfina Foundation.