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  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

    Created: 06/02/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    The trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year.

    In rounds 1 and 2 they will consider applications that focus on projects that support and improve employment and training for disabled people.

    In rounds 3 and 4 they will consider applications that focus on:

    • Providing nutritious meals
    • Food education
    • Cooking skills
    • Eliminating food waste

    Fund award sizes

    Maximum - £1,000

    Notes on award amounts:

    • Grant rounds 1 and 3 have a maximum grant of £1,000
    • Grant rounds 2 and 4 have a maximum of £5,000

    Who can apply

    They only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

    Minimum annual income - £100,000

    Maximum annual income - £1,000,000


    They do not fund:

    • Capital appeals, including equipment
    • Charities involved with religion (including repair of Church fabric)
    • Charities involved with animals (welfare and conservation)
    • Holidays, including respite holidays
    • Individual hospices (national organisations can apply)
    • Individuals, including individuals embarking on a trip overseas with a charitable organisation
    • Minibuses or other Vehicles
    • Overseas projects
    • Schools, including activities
    • Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies
    • Sea Cadets
    • Shopmobility
    • Students
    • Village Halls

    How to apply

    An online application form is available on the trust website. Please apply only if your charity meets the relevant income and expenditure criteria. This changes each round so check the website guidelines before applying.

    The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 February 2024. 

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