The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – Round 1 deadline – 28th February 2017

 Grants are made four times a year.
  • The application rounds are:

    1st-28th February (Elderly – £1,000 grant)

    1st April – 31st May (Music and the Arts – £5,000 grant)

    1st-31st July (Music and the Arts – £1,000 grant)

    1st September – 31st October (Elderly – £5,000 grant)

    How much?

    We award grants of £5,000 or £1,000.

    To apply for a £5,000 grant, your operating income must be a minimum of £500,000 (there is no maximum)

    To apply for a £1,000 grant, your operating income must be a minimum of £50,000 and a maximum of £1,000,000.

    If your income is between £500,000 and £1,000,000, you are eligible to apply for EITHER £5,000 OR £1,000, but not both in the same year.

    How? Applications are submitted online.

    What We Don’t Fund

     Overseas projects

    Capital appeals, including equipment

    Schools, including activities

    Village Halls

    Minibuses or other Vehicles


    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


    Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies

    Sea Cadets

    Holidays, including respite holidays

    Individual hospices (national organisations can apply)

    We only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

    For more information and to apply please click here


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