SPONGE2020 is funded in great part by the European Union, but relies on match funding to complete our exciting work. We have been very fortunate to recently receive generous support from the Garfield Weston Foundation who are fantastic donors providing support to organisations such as ours and projects such as this. Some information on the Trust is shown below:
Established in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded charitable grant-making trust which now gives away approximately £80 million a year to charities across the UK. Having established one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees today remain highly active and hands-on. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business – a successful model that still endures today and as the businesses have grown so too have the charitable donations.