|Camphill Foundation UK & Ireland is a registered charity which has been following its motto of "Supporting Communities: Supporting People" since it was founded in 1984, receiving and channelling donations and legacies into supporting projects benefiting many of the Camphill communities in the UK and Ireland, projects which have enhanced the lives of all those in the communities, especially vulnerable children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. |
Assistance is given to capital projects such as the building of new accommodation, developing new workshops and facilities, agricultural and horticultural activities, provision of new equipment and educational, training, cultural and social initiatives. Support is sometimes in the form of 'seed' funding of grants up to £20,000 to help projects get started. Donations support much more than a single project because the Foundation more frequently provides loans, at a low rate of interest, and when the money is repaid it becomes available to help with another project, then another, and so on.
The Foundation supports the excellent work that is carried out in Camphill communities for the benefit of people with disabilities and all donations are directed to that purpose in a great variety of ways. In addition, the Foundation is keen to demonstrate to the wider public that people with disabilities can be much more than clients or service users receiving carefully designed and individualised care and support packages; they can be fully engaged, skilled, talented and co-responsible community members carrying out real, important and meaningful work which is of great value to others.