The Assumption Legacy Fund (ALF) is a grant-making trust set up to support charitable projects for the public benefit in the UK. ALF gives priority to the advancement of education, with a focus on the Roman Catholic faith, and for the advancement of the Roman Catholic religion.
We make grants totalling £500,000 each year to charitable organisations. Organisations do not have to be registered charities but must be not-for-profit to be considered. Social enterprises, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) and Community Interest Companies (CIC) are eligible provided they are not-for-profit, or any profit is reinvested in the organisation. This should be clearly stated within the organisation's governing documents.
ALF may support individuals only in exceptional circumstances.
ALF only supports projects that are carried out in the UK. We seek to make a real and positive difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people and to support Catholic education in both formal and informal settings.
ALF’s current priorities are:
1) Supporting the education of disadvantaged young people
2) Promoting good leadership in Roman Catholic schools
3) Supporting lay people working in or alongside the Roman Catholic church, particularly youth workers and those engaged in transformative education in the tradition of the Assumption
We do not support biomedical and healthcare projects or make grants to individuals for student fees and associated costs.
ALF supports organisations that are embedded in the Catholic community or work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence through education. Grants range from £5,000 to £50,000 per annum and can be awarded on a one-off basis or for up to 3 years.
Applicants can apply for:
Please note that we do not fund retrospectively – which means we will not fund any costs that the organisation has incurred before we agreed to award a grant.
Applications to the Assumption Legacy fund are by invitation only; we do not accept unsolicited applications.
If your organisation or your work meets at least one of the priorities listed above, you can send us a brief paragraph explaining what you are seeking funding for and stating how much you are requesting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at: email@example.com