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grants given

SINCE OUR STARTUP IN 2002 WE HAVE GIVEN 97 GRANTS TO 77 ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS WORTH ABOUT £100,000. APPLICATIONS ARE ASSESSED AS THEY ARRIVE. IN NEARLY EVERY CASE WE NEED TO ASK FOR A BUSINESS PLAN. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT ONE YOU MUST THINK ABOUT A PLAN. WE ALSO NEED TO CONFIRM YOUR NAME AND AGE. DETAILS ARE IN GUIDANCE TO APPLICANTS FIRST PARAGRAPH. WE DO NOT GIVE GRANTS TO ANYONE OVER 30 AND YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18.

Anonymous Art Fair

Friday 21st June 2013, 6.30-8.30pm
Westminster School, London SW1P 3PB

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In 2011, the Oli Bennett Charitable Trust held an Anonymous Art Fair at Westminster School where we sold more than 100 works by, among many others, Peter Blake, Kipper Williams, Anita Klein, Guy Denning, Sarah Butterfield, Candice Tripp, Remi Rough, DFace, Beejoir, Josie McCoy and raised a great deal of money for the charity.

And, yes, we’re doing it again on Friday 21st June. The works will again be presented anonymously – you could be buying an artwork by Peter Blake or by a current school pupil. Each artist will offer a postcard-size artwork, but you’ll only know for sure who the artist is once you’ve bought it and seen the signature on the reverse. All postcards will be sold for the same fixed price (last time it was £30 a postcard). They’ll be wine and canapés too and plenty of opportunity to hear about the charity’s work, meet its beneficiaries and see the work they’ve done.

Admission to the event is free, but places are limited, so if you’d like to come please let me know and I’ll add your name to the list. Security at the school is tight: if you’re not on the list, you won’t get in.

More information about the sale (and some of 2011’s postcards) can be found here:
http://www.olipostcards.com/howtobuy

Additionally, if you would like to donate an artwork to the sale then please email this address and we’ll send you a pack: olipostcards@btinternet.com