The Aston Clinton Beer Festival is run by the Aston Clinton Charitable Foundation, which was set up in 2012 by four local residents. The charity administers the money we make and donates it to local good causes. While admission is free, the Festival draws its funds from the sale of beer, cider and other drinks, pitch fees for our food outlets, your generous donations during the event, and our sponsorship packages.
To date, the Festival has raised around £40,000, donating over £30,000 to more than 20 local good causes and setting up a dedicated community fund. We keep the remaining money in the charity bank account to help fund future festivals. All of our people, including the army of volunteers who pull pints and put everything together (and take it all apart again!) work for free, ensuring that every penny counts.
If you think your local charity or organisation could benefit from a grant from the Aston Clinton Charitable Foundation then please download and complete our grant application form.
Following ACBF4 in 2015, we made donations to Lindengate, WheelPower, Paralympian Gemma Collis, Citizens Advice (Aylesbury), Aston Clinton School, Chilterns MS Centre and the Rhubarb Cafe at St Michaels Church.
For ACBF5, we have nominated five local charities we will definitely support with the money we raise at this year's festival. We don't know yet how much they will each receive (that's up to our festival-goers and how generous they are during the weekend!) and we will of course support other causes during the year, so we remain open to grant applications as described above.
PACE transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy, helping them to achieve their full potential and to be as independent as possible.
Animal Antiks provides vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young adults with the opportunity to achieve and experience within an equine setting, gaining new skills and confidence to enrich their lives.
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.
The Hospice of St Francis provides free, expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in West Herts and South Bucks, and supports their families, carers and those close to them.
Young Carers Bucks supports children and young people aged 6-18 years old who care for a family member who has a physical or mental illness, disability, or a drug or alcohol related issue.