Ford Britain Trust – Small Grant deadline 30th October 2016


Working with our local communities to sow the seeds of change.

We are committed to supporting the communities we work and live in. That’s why we created the Ford Britain Trust in April 1975 to help fund the education and advancement of our neighbours.

We pay special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations. The Ford Britain Trust particularly encourages applications from Ford employees, but is open to all, provided that the qualifying organisations meet our selection criteria.
There are two types of grants to apply for:
  • Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year.
  • Large grants for amounts over £250 and usually up to a maximum of £3,000. Large grants are considered by the Trustees twice a year.

The approaching application dates are

Small grants is open from 2nd September to 30th October 2016
Large grants is open from 1st September to 31st January 2017

You must apply by completing our application form. Before completing the form, please read the Guidance Notes for Grant Applications which accompany the form.

Once we have received your application, together with any supporting documents, we will assess whether it complies with the Trustee’s guidelines and acknowledge all eligible applications.

Accepted applications are considered at Trustee meetings.

Once the Trustees have made a decision, we will write to successful applicants.

We receive many more applications than we unfortunately have resources for. So the number of applicants we are able to help is limited. Please bear in mind that the decision of the Trustees is final.

As part of our decision-making process, we reserve the right to visit applying organisations to view the project first hand, or speak to those involved.

Please note, if your application is successful, you will be required to confirm receipt of your grant. Failure to do so within three months of receipt of a grant cheque may result in your organisation becoming ineligible to receive further grants for up to five years.Grant applications from the following organisations will be considered:

  • Registered charities
  • Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only. Independent/private, fee paying, schools will not be considered)
  • Non profit organisations (including small clubs and societies)
Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered:
  • Work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment
  • Work with young people/children
  • Education/schools (mainstream)
  • Special education needs
  • People with disabilities

For more information and to apply click here for the website.

Also note that you will have to check a postcode eligibility document.  Not all Wirral postcodes are eligible.


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