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  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

    Created: 11/04/2022, Updated: 14/04/2022

    The  Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. It focuses on specific priorities every year. All grant rounds in 2022 will focus on the arts:

    • Grant rounds 1 and 2: The Arts - People in the early stages of their career
    • Grant rounds 3 and 4: The Arts - BAME Communities

    Check the website for full details on eligibility as income and expenditure criteria vary by grant round.

    For Round 2 in 2022 only, the charity's operating income and operating expenditure must be a minimum of £2 million. In other years, the minimum income/expenditure for Round 2 is £1 million. There is no maximum income or expenditure.

    Who can apply

    The Trust only awards grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

    For Rounds 1 and 3, the charity's income and operating expenditure must be between £100,000 and £2 million (this maximum is for 2022 only, normal maximum is £1 million.)

    For Round 2 in 2022, the charity's operating income and operating expenditure must be a minimum of £2 million. There is no maximum income or expenditure.

    For Round 4, the charity's operating income and operating expenditure must be a minimum of £1 million. There is no maximum income or expenditure.

    How to apply

    An online application form is available on the Trust's website.

    When to apply

    It has four grant rounds per year. The dates for these are:

    • Grant Round 1: 1 - 28 February
    • Grant Round 2: 1 - 30 April
    • Grant Round 3: 1 - 31 July
    • Grant Round 4: 1 - 30 September




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