The Garfield Weston Foundation provides grants to a wide range of organisations across the UK. They aim to be responsive to where need is greatest and therefore supports a wide range of charitable activity in the following categories: Arts, Education, Youth, Health, Museums & Heritage, Community, Environment, Faith and Welfare.
The Foundation has a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need, and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.
Applications below £100,000 are considered as ‘Regular Grants’. Applications are reviewed by Trustees on an ongoing basis so there are no specific deadlines to worry about. ‘Major Grants’ are applications of £100,000 or more, these are reviewed at one of the Foundation’s eight Board meetings a year. If you are considering applying for a major grant, start by sending a one page summary to the Foundation. They will then give you guidance on whether you are eligible.
Grants, whatever their size, tend to fall into one of three categories – Capital, Revenue (‘core costs’) and Project work. The most important thing is that you apply for what you need as this will be your priority and therefore the most compelling for our Trustees.
About The Fund
Area: United Kingdom.
Suitable for: Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, schools and universities, faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities, housing associations, and museums and galleries.
Funding size: Regular Grants are up to £100,000 and Major Grants are £100,000 and above.
Application deadline: None, applications are accepted year round.