Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – Round 1 Application Period Open

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust funds charities that deliver children and young people’s projects.   They focus on three themes of Child Exploitation, Mentoring and Support and Clubs and Activities with priority for projects addressing mental health issues.

There are four grant rounds in 2019, as follows:

  • Round 1: 1-28 February,  0-11 year olds  – grants of £1,000
  • Round 2:  1-30 April, 0-11 year olds – grants of £5,000
  • Round 3:  1-31 July,  11-25 year olds – grants of £1,000
  • Round 4: 1-30 September, 11-25 year olds – grants of £5,000

If you have an operating income of £100k to £1 million you can apply for a grant of £1,000.

If you have an operating income of over £1million you can apply for a grant of £5,000.

For more information and to apply, visit the www.austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk.

Bothwell Charitable Trust – grants for children’s causes and disability

In 2016/17 the Bothwell Charitable Trust distributed £321,000 in grants, £79,000 of which went to children’s causes.

The panel meet in February/March so we recommend organisations submit their requests as soon as possible. There is no website and applications must be made in writing to:

Mr Paul Leonard James, The Bothwell Charitable Trust, 25 Ellenbridge Way, South Croydon, CR2 0EW.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – funding change for the better

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation likes to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help.

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Garfield Weston Foundation – funding to make a positive difference

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of UK charities and a wide range of causes and charities.   Grants are available for Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, Museums & heritage, Welfare and Youth.

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The Rayne Foundation – apply any time

The Rayne Foundation funds creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing and education.  They are particularly interested in supporting young people’s mental health, arts as a tool to achieve social change and improving life for carers and older people.

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Pocket Parks Plus – apply by 25 January 2019

Communities across England can bid for a share of £1 million Pocket Parks Plus funding to support them in taking control of their own green spaces.

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Ping in the Community – apply by 4 February 2019

Table Tennis England is inviting independent groups to embed social table tennis into their communities.  Twenty fully-funded packages are available, which include a full size indoor table, 10 bats, 72 balls plus a range of printed promotional resources.

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Raising the Next Generation – applications open 4 February 2019

Raising the Next Generation is one of The MSE Charity’s themed grant programmes for financial capability projects.  The next application period will open on 4 February and will support a total of 40 applications.

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Tony and Shelagh Williams Charitable Foundation – apply by 1 March 2019

The Tony and Shelagh Williams Charitable Foundation is an independent grant making charity.  They aim to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society – such as people suffering due to poverty, homelessness, abuse, neglect, illness, disability, addiction or age.
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Comic Relief Children Survive and Thrive

This new fund has just opened for applications.  It aims to to develop child-centred approaches that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years.

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