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The Austin Bailey


    The Austin Bailey Foundation was established on 1st of February 1984 by the late Keith Bailey who, despite being a prisoner of war with the Japanese from 1942 to 1945, was acutely conscious of his own good fortune in life. 

As a result he was always keen to help those less fortunate who are in need or adversity.

Canon Don Lewis, then Vicar of Swansea, assisted in setting up the trust and remained a Trustee, good friend and staunch supporter of its aims until his death.

The trustees of the Austin Bailey Foundation normally meet in June and December.  Donations are made in the following categories;

  • Local Charities in Swansea and district;- approximately 50% of unrestricted income is used for local charities and local branches of national charities who help children and families, those who are disabled, infirm, aged or in need.
  • Local Churches in the City and County of Swansea;- approximately 25% of unrestricted income is donated to local churches for the furtherance of the Christian faith.
  • Overseas Charities;- approximately 25% of unrestricted income is given to relief agencies for the relief of poverty and ill-health, and the fostering of opportunities for young people in the developing world.  

If you are interested in seeking support from the Foundation, please go to the Applying for a Grant section.