United Kingdom


The ASHA Foundation

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Contact: www.ashacentre.orguk@ashacentre.org


The ASHA Foundation is a charity working for the empowerment of young people, sustainable development and peace & reconciliation worldwide. It was established in 1996.

The ASHA Centre, where most of the Foundation’s projects are based, is located in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK. The Centre is a hub of inter-cultural activities, hosting a range of educational, performing arts and environment-based programmes throughout the year.

ASHA has successfully implemented a number of international activities involving young people from the area of the Forest of Dean as well as coming from different parts of the globe.

In 2013, we hosted over 600 young people and youth workers in local, national,European and international educational projects. We have successfully hosted a range of Youth in Action activities (Actions 1, 2, 3, 4.3 and 5.1) as well as other international projects involving youth from Israel, Palestine, South Africa and India. We also host six EVS volunteers each year.

In 2013 the ASHA Foundation was nominated for the European Youth Award by the European Commission for the outstanding project ‘Acting it Out’. A theatre-based youth exchange for young people with fewer opportunities from Armenia, Ukraine, UK, Hungary and Poland. The project involved young people coming from orphanages and special schools and was implemented in August 2012 in the ASHA Centre.

The ASHA Foundation has been active in ‘Youth in ACTION ‘ and ‘ Erasmus +’ programmes for morethan 10 years and have implement more than 100 training courses on various topics for Youthworkers from Eu and abroad. Moreover, Tha ASHA centre is acting as a platform for outside trainers to implement their projects and training courses, so during the years.

The ASHA Foundation layed the ground and trained up several tens of outside trainers, by giving a chance to use our facilities. By welcoming participants and trainers to the ASHA centre, we are inviting peolpe to learn by example from growing ASHA’s team work, which already exceeded 20 employees and EVS volunteers running the centre. We believe, that sharing our methods and work with those interested, we encourange more people to get involved in Erasmus+ programme in various way.