The Garfield Weston Foundation is one of the largest grant-making trusts in the UK. They provide grants to UK Registered Charities and Schools for Capital Costs, Revenue/Core Costs and Project Costs. Eligible organisations are invited to apply for projects in the following areas:
The Foundation donates around £60 million per year, and there are two levels of funding to apply for:
- Regular grants up to £100,000
- Major grants of £100,000 or more (your organisation’s turnover should be over £1 million to apply for major grants)
Although it is possible to apply for up to £100,000 on the regular grant programme, the Foundation regularly gives grants for less than £20,000. In the last financial year, the Foundation gave even gave several grants of £500, so if you have a project in one of their areas of interest but are a small charity, it is certainly worth applying.
Applications for the regular grant programme can be made at any time via the website, but it is a good idea to read the grant guidance thoroughly before starting your application. Once you’ve made your application, it will normally take around four months to receive a decision.
If you wish to apply for a major grant of more than £100,000, you’ll first need to contact the Trust as these applications cannot be made through their online system.