Ford Britain Trust – Deadline 31st January 2020


Working with our local communities to sow the seeds of change
We are committed to supporting the communities that we work and live in That is why we created the Ford Britain Trust. Since April 1975 we have been able 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.

Grants cannot be provided to:

  • Individuals
  • CIC
  • Local Authorities, Councils, Government and Government Departments

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 are considered for the following purposes:

  • Contributions to capital projects (e.g. refurbishments)
  • Capital expenditure items (e.g. furniture/equipment/computers)
  • Contribution towards the purchase of new vehicle (maximum grant £3,000*)

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

Grant applications are NOT considered if they support the following purposes or activities:

  • Core funding; General running costs
  • Major building works
  • Sponsorship or advertising
  • Research
  • Overseas projects ; Travel
  • Religious projects ; Political projects
  • Purchase of second-hand vehicles
  • Third party fundraising initiatives (exceptions may be made for fundraising initiatives by Ford Motor Company Limited employees and retirees)

Grant applications will be considered for projects being undertaken/expenditure being made in all UK postcodes however locations near Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc UK operations are given a higher weighting:

  • Essex (including East London)
  • Bridgend (South Wales)
  • Southampton
  • Daventry
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool

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