Apply for grants

We are still open for grant applications which will help Afghans with sporting activities. We can operate a slimline application process. For full details and documents, please contact us.

All applications will be assessed in a flexible way, using the following criteria:

  • Organisation Is there a organisational structure with community support and some internal governance?
  • Reach How many people will be included and are they from disadvantaged groups?
  • Impact How big a difference will the project make?
  • Necessity Is it essential and can it happen without AST support?
  • Legacy What will be carried forward into the future?
  • Value Does it represent efficient use of AST funds?

We understand that in the current situation, it is hard to make concrete commitments about impact and future activities.

Grants for organised teams, groups, or clubs have typically been in the range of USD500-2000. For individuals we have a lower figure and USD100-200 is more realistic. Where activities relate to female athletes, we are able to do things at the higher end of the range, due to a special funding arrangement with thanks to The Secret Marathon, the Secret 3k, the Marathon of Afghanistan, Cultures of Resistance, and One Run Global.

We are not able to fund evacuations or emergency visas – our charity objectives are related to sport.