Inspire Creativity & Self worth
All children deserve the chance to express themselves creatively.
Creativity can help children discover their unique talents and passions.
Many children in our region (the KZN Midlands) lack the resources to nurture these gifts.
At the Ardmore Community Fund, we see Art education as more than creating beauty.
It's about fostering self-confidence, resilience, and critical thinking - skills children need to make a difference in the world.
How we are sparking creative change right now
The Ardmore Community Fund is the sole financial contributor and proud supporter of the Art Program at Thembelihle Primary School in Howick, a non-profit institution dedicated to providing vulnerable children with a world-class education.
🎶 We Collaborate
Our partnership with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic brings practical demonstrations in performing arts and music fundamentals, enriching students' experiences.
🎨 We Integrate
Beyond just funding, our hands-on approach weaves art techniques like drawing, painting, and sculpting into other subjects, igniting creativity and critical thinking.
🤝 We Engage
Our direct and active involvement offer genuine, in-person guidance, mentorship and unforgettable hands-on experiences to the children. We believe in being present, always.
You can create lasting change in children's lives through arts education.
Our parent organisation Ardmore, steeped in a rich creative legacy, is stepping up - pledging 5% of its annual pre-tax profits to our cause.
But the true momentum comes from you! Your generosity amplifies our reach, bringing arts education to more children.
You're not just donating resources - you're unlocking potential and inspiring a generation to create, grow, and succeed.
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What is the Ardmore Community Fund?
The Ardmore Community Fund is a non-profit initiative started by Ardmore Ceramics to support development in our region through creative arts. We believe in harnessing the transformative power of art to bring about positive change.
What does the Ardmore Community Fund do?
As of 2023, the fund primarily supports the Ardmore Arts Programme at Thembelihle School in Howick, which provides quality art education to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The aim is to foster critical and creative thinking and open doors to brighter futures.
How is the Ardmore Community Fund financed?
Beyond financing provided by our parent organisation Ardmore Ceramics, The Ardmore Community Fund relies heavily on donations from individuals and organisations who believe in our mission. These contributions are directly invested in our art education programs and community development initiatives.
How can I make a donation?
Donations can be made directly on our website via our secure donations page (provide link)
What's next for the Ardmore Community Fund?
Our vision for the Ardmore Community Fund is ever-evolving and ambitious.
Firstly, we aim to refine our operations and amplify our impact, ensuring that more children benefit from our initiatives.
Secondly, we're setting our sights on expanding our influence by introducing art programs in other schools, encompassing a diverse range of creative disciplines such as music, dance, painting, and sculpture.
Ultimately, our grand vision is to establish our own school in the future, designed with a foundational emphasis on creative education, ensuring that every student discovers and nurtures their innate artistic spirit.
Shape a Brighter Tomorrow
Your contribution is more than just a donation; it's a beacon of hope, a splash of colour in a child's world, and a chance to inspire a future filled with creativity and promise. Join us in weaving dreams, one child at a time.