The Pilkington General Charity Fund – next deadline is 1st October 2017

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We currently only award grants to charities working in the fields of the Arts, Drugs, Welfare, Medicine and the Environment.  We particularly welcome applications from organisations based in Merseyside.

We will also consider applications from national charities working in these fields, but priority will be given to those with specific projects in Merseyside and the surrounding region.  Likewise, in exceptional circumstances, we will consider applications from organisations working internationally in the same areas of activity.

The minimum grant size is £1,000 and most grants are between £1,000 and £2,000 in value.  Last year grants were awarded to 27 charities, totalling £40,000.

Grants will be made only to registered charities – awards will not be made to individuals.

Please do not apply unless your application conforms to the above criteria, as rejection will only cause disappointment and we know that your time is precious.

We accept applications at any time.  The Trustees meet twice a year, with deadlines for applications on 1st May and 1st October.

Applications should be made in writing or by email – please see our Contact page for details.  Please explain concisely the reasons for your request and the expected outcomes.  For national charities, care should be taken, wherever possible, to explain how your work will specifically benefit the people of Merseyside and the surrounding region.

Please enclose with your application any details relating to budgets or costs and, where relevant, details of any funding already received.

Where possible, please ask for a specific sum, rather than simply asking for “a contribution”.

Please click here for the funders home page.

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