Austin Bailey Foundation – MEET THE FUNDER opportunity The Austin Bailey Foundation, a Swansea based funder founded in 1984, are keen to meet local charities and explain how to access their grants - they provide small grant funding in three categories: local charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) (50%), local churches and chapels (25%) and overseas organisations providing for the relief of poverty and the fostering of opportunities for young people in the developing world (25%). Local charity grants are given to assist work in the Swansea area with children, young people and families, those who are disabled, unemployed, homeless, ill, infirm, aged, in need or disadvantaged in other ways. At this time, the Foundation's Trustees are particularly keen to meet and receive requests from organisations working to help drugs users to give up and which support family and friends negatively affected by drugs misuse. Information and grant requests will, of course, be considered from all local charities and CICs that work with any of the Foundation's target groups. Following the formal presentation and general Q&A there will be an opportunity to have a 1:1 chat about your organisation and/or proposed project. The Austin Bailey Foundation is holding an information event here at SCVS on Thursday 11th October, 10am to 1pm. To book your place email [email protected] with your name, contact details, your charity, church or CIC’s name. Click here for further information about the Foundation.