Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Austin Hope and Pilkington Trust

Charitable organisations can apply for funding from South West charity Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust for projects that directly support the theme selected by the Trustees for the respective year.
Grant awards are intended to support organisations undertaking projects in a variety of fields and work on a three-year rotation system, with different areas of interests prioritised for funding each year:
  • 2015: Community and Medical (research and non-research). For Medical research, consideration will only be given to projects relating to mental health. For Medical non- research, priority will be given to projects relating to mental health, but other areas of medical work will be considered.
  • 2016: Children and Youth.
  • 2017: Music and the Arts; the Elderly.
Grant awards are normally between £1,000 and £3,000 for one year only. Occasionally awards up to £10,000 are made for medical research projects.
In 2013 the Trust made 191 awards totalling just under £300,000.Grants included:
Family Centres: £1,000 to Ipswich Community Playbus towards their playbus, and grants to various Home Start centres across the country;
Arts activities: £3,000 to Childhood First towards theatre trips, and £1,000 to Spitalfields Music toward its 'Takeover' project; and
Counselling and Support: £1,000 to After Adoption for its TALK Adoption project; £1,000 to Family Matters toward specialist counselling and therapy; and £3,000 to the "Who Cares?" Trust toward 'A Young Person's Guide to Leaving Care'.
PLEASE NOTE: only UK registered charities with projects taking place within the UK are eligible to apply.  Priority tends to be given to projects with a national remit rather than those with a local focus.
There are two deadlines for 2015: Monday 1 June and Sunday 1 November.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Overseas projects.
o Capital appeals.
o Schools.
o Village halls.
o Minibuses.
o Shopmobility.
o Charities involved with religion (including repair of Church fabric).
o Charities involved with animals (welfare and conservation).
o Individuals, including individuals embarking on a trip overseas with a charitable organisation.
o Students.
o Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies.
o Sea Cadets.
o Holidays.
o Individual hospices (national organisations can apply).
Grants are not awarded to charities in consecutive years, even for different projects. Charities that apply in June cannot apply in November of the same year, whether or not they are successful.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Karen Frank
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
PO Box 124

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