Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Status:  Open to applications

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018


Description

Grants are available to UK registered charities for projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year.


Details
Minimum Turnover: £ 100,000
Maximum Value: £ 5,000
Minimum Value: £ 1,000

Value Notes

The Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £5,000 depending on the grant round:

  • Round 1 - £1,000
  • Round 2 - £5,000
  • Round 3 - £1,000
  • Round 4 - £5,000

The level of grant awarded is determined by the income of the charity:

  • Grants of £1,000 are available for charities with an operating income of between £100,000 and £1 million.
  • Grants of £5,000 are available for charities with a minimum operating income of £1 million.

Charities may only apply for one grant per calendar year.


Extended description

  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work takes place in the UK and directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year.

    The Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year:

      • 2018: Medical and Community.
      • 2019: Children and young people.
      • 2020: Music and the arts, Elderly.                                     

Latest Information

Round 3 applications (community category) will be accepted from 1 to 31 July 2018.


Key Criteria

Organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration, can apply.

The charity’s income level determines what level of funding they can apply for:

  • Charities with an income of between £100,000 and £1 million can apply for a grant of £1,000.
  • Charities with an income of £1 million and above can apply for a grant of £5,000.

The Trust prefers to give to a charity's headquarters; however, the Trust will consider applications from a local branch if it has a separate charity number.

Please note that grants are very rarely awarded to local charities that are not known by any of the Trustees.


Eligible Expenditure

The Trust operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications.

The categories are as follows:

  • 2018: Medical (non research) and Community.
  • 2019: Children and young people.
  • 2020: Music and the Arts, Elderly.

The project must fall within the relevant category for the year the application is submitted.

Priority is given to projects with a national remit rather than projects with a local remit.

In all cases, priority is given to projects focussing on:

  • Homelessness.
  • Domestic abuse.
  • Prisoners and offenders.
  • Training and education.
  • Counselling and support.
  • Better access to the arts for those with limited opportunities.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers.

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Charities with an income of less than £100,000.
  • Overseas projects.
  • Capital appeals, including equipment.
  • Capital projects. This includes churches, schools, hospitals, hospices, museums, galleries and theatres.
  • Schools, including activities.
  • Village halls.
  • Minibuses or other vehicles.
  • Shopmobility.
  • Charities involved with religion (including repair of church fabric).
  • Charities involved with animals (welfare and conservation).
  • Individuals, including individuals embarking on a trip overseas with a charitable organisation.
  • Students.
  • Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies.
  • Sea Cadets.
  • Holidays, including respite holidays.
  • Individual hospices (national organisations can apply).

Payment Procedure

Grants are paid by cheque as soon as possible after the Trustees' meeting.


Application Procedure

The opening and closing dates for each category are:

  • 1- 28 February 2018
    • Round One - Health (excluding medical research) up to £1,000
    • Minimum operating income of £100,000. Maximum operating income of £1 million.
  • 1- 30 April 2018
    • Round Two - Health (excluding medical research) up to £5,000
    • Minimum operating income of £1 million. No maximum income level.
  • 1- 31 July 2018
    • Round Three - Community up to £1,000
    • Minimum operating income of £100,000. Maximum operating income of £1 million.
  • 1- 30 September 2018
    • Round Four - Community up to £5,000
    • Minimum operating income of £1 million. No maximum income level.

An online application form along with guidelines and FAQs can be found on the Trust's website.

Applications will not be accepted by post.

Contact the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust for further information.


Addresses and contacts
 
Application forms may be available on their website.
Contact details:
Karen Frank
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Email:
admin@austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk