Garfield Weston Foundation Grants

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable foundation which provides grants to small community groups or to large national institutions, with the aim to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.
To apply for the funding, please email -
Club, Group or Organisation, Education / Training, Environmental Improvements, Equipment

About Garfield Weston Foundation Grants

The Foundation supports UK registered charities working within the UK in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage. They award grants for Capital, Project and Revenue costs. Where there is already a funding history with you, the Trustees may consider a multi-year request for up to three years, provided you can demonstrate that a longer term commitment will add value to your organisation's objectives.

Grant Programmes

There are two grant programmes which depend on the size of the grant being requested – the processes are slightly different so please see below.

Regular Grants:

For applications below £100,000. These applications are reviewed by the Trustees on an ongoing basis so there are no specific deadlines to worry about. You can apply when you are ready and when your plans and priorities are sufficiently clear to be able to make a compelling case – view the guidelines on the website for further details of what to include. Regular grants can be used for:

  • Capital costs - for tangible things, such as a building project, repairs, equipment etc.
  • Revenue/unrestricted core costs - towards the general running costs of the organisation. The grants are typically unrestricted and can be used towards costs such as general salaries (but not a specific position or job), rent, programme costs etc.
  • Project costs - for a very specific project or activity and would include all the costs involved in delivering the project, including staff costs and a reasonable percentage of overheads if relevant.

Major Grants:

For application of £100,000 or more. These are reviewed at one of the Foundation's eight Board meetings a year and are carefully planned in advance to be fair to all applicants. If you are considering applying for a major grant, please start by sending a one page summary to the Grants Assistant, Ciara Molloy via outlining what you are raising funds for, the total cost and fundraising target. Please note that if you are applying for £100,000 or more the Foundation typically expect your project and/or annual income to be in excess of £1 million.

Who can apply?

The following types of organisations working in the areas of welfareyouthcommunityartsfaithenvironmenteducationhealth, and museums and heritage can apply:

  • UK registered charities working in the UK.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
  • Schools, universities or registered educational charities that are either exempt under Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
  • Faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
  • Housing associations.
  • Museums and galleries.

Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.

How to submit your application:

Once you have written your application, the easiest way to submit it is online via the website. If this is not possible, the Trustees will accept a postal application. You will need to complete the two-page postal application form to be sent in with your proposal, accounts and bank statement

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