The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to UK registered charities with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The Trust operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications.

The categories are as follows:

  • 2018: Medical (non research) and Community.
  • 2019: Children and Young People.
  • 2020: Music and the Arts and Elderly.

The project must fall within the relevant category for the year the application is submitted. Grants are awarded four times per year. 2018 deadlines are as follows:

  • Round One: 1-28 February 2018 CLOSED
    • Health (excluding medical research)
    • Grants of £1,000
    • Minimum operating income of £100,000. Maximum operating income of £1 million.
  • Round Two: 1-30 April 2018 CLOSED
    • Health (excluding medical research)
    • Grants of £5,000
    • Minimum operating income of £1 million. No maximum income level.
  • Round Three: 1-31 July 2018  CLOSED
    • Community
    • Grants of £1,000
    • Minimum operating income of £100,000. Maximum operating income of £1 million.
  • Round Four: 1-30 September 2018
    • Community
    • Grants of £5,000
    • Minimum operating income of £1 million. No maximum income level.

In all cases, priority is given to projects focussing on:

  • Homelessness.
  • Domestic abuse.
  • Prisoners and offenders.
  • Training and education.
  • Counselling and support.
  • Better access to the arts for those with limited opportunities.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers.

Priority is given to projects with a national remit rather than projects with a local remit unless known by the Trustees.

Note, charities can only apply once per calendar year, so ensure you choose the grant round that is best for your project.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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