The Association of Dunstable Charities
The Association of Dunstable Charities

Ashton Schools

                Charity No. 307526



Grants are given to students whose families are on limited means and living within the Dunstable area.  They are for educational costs, including equipment and clothing.


Applications normally close at the beginning of May and are  sent out in July.


Grants are limited to a maximum of four per child.


To apply for a grant please complete the grant application form which should be signed by both you and the student’s school or college.


Proof that you are in receipt of Housing Benefit is required.  However, if you are on limited means and not on Housing Benefit, you should contact the clerk to arrange an interview and complete a finance form.


If you have applied for a Chews Foundation Grant you are not eligible for a grant from Ashton Schools Foundation.



TRUSTEES  As at March 2020


Ex Officio      Chairman

Rev'd Rachel Phillips


Representative Trustees  (4 year term of office)


Central Beds Council:

Cllr Gladys Sauders



Dunstable Town Council:


Cllr Peter Hollick                     Cllr Mrs Gloria Martin  


St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education:



Co-optative Trustees  (5 years term of office)

Mrs Cynthia Gresham  (Acting Chairman)              Miss Ann Sparrow       Mrs Gill Short


Mr Mark Saccoccio - Treasurer                        


Clerk: Mrs Julie Tipler 01582 660008 


Normal Office Hours:


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.


We are located at:

The Association of Dunstable Charities

Grove House

76 High Street North




Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an application for a grant, please contact us:

+44 1582 660008

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