Audrey was a remarkable lady from East Yorkshire. She kindly created a generous £1.3million legacy to support local charitable organisations.

From a very early age, Audrey was passionate about the arts. Although her dream to become a ballerina wasn’t fulfilled, she would take every opportunity to experience a performance or attend an art exhibition. 

To support her wishes, a grant making committee was established with the help of Gosschalks Solicitors and HEY Smile Foundation. Working closely with Audrey’s friends, the I AM Fund committee ensures her values and wishes are fulfilled within each gift made to local charitable groups.


The I AM Fund will support local charitable organisations that connects children and young people to performance arts. Applications must focus on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Inspire participation  
  • Identify local talent  
  • Improve experience

A good application should also have a commitment to learning and development. Please reflect on how you intend to use I AM Fund to do more and respond to wider opportunities to develop your project. 

Four funding rounds a year will be published. Decisions will be made the following month, if approved a grant offer letter will be sent via email for an accountable person to sign. The completed document must be returned via email or post, before funding is released. If unsuccessful, you will be advised of the reason.

At their discretion, the Committee may also invite applications to the I AM Fund

Applications need to be made via Beecan.