Wednesday, 3 April 2019


 Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time.
The Percy Bilton Charity directs its funding towards enabling capital projects that are in the final stages of completion. Minibuses, building and refurbishment works are therefore only considered once the fundraising appeal has a shortfall of £15,000 or less.
The Charity will consider capital funding for the following projects and schemes:
1. Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
o Supported housing schemes and educational and training projects to encourage disadvantaged young people who may be homeless and/or unemployed away from crime, substance/alcohol misuse and homelessness; and
o Facilities for recreational activities and outdoor pursuits specifically for young people who are educationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged.
2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
o Residential, respite care, occupational and recreational establishments for children, young people and adults with physical or learning disabilities, or enduring mental health problems.
3. Older people (aged over 60)
o Day centres, nursing and residential homes, sheltered accommodation and respite care for the frail or sufferers from dementia or age-related disorders; and
o Projects to encourage older people to maintain their independence.
Preference is given to funding specific items of furniture and equipment (excluding office items) which the Charity can fund in their entirety.
The following grants are available:
o LARGE GRANTS - one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over. The majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000. Only UK registered charities may apply for a large grant; and
o SMALL GRANTS  - donations of up to £500.  Organisations do not need to be registered charities to apply for a small grant, but will need to supply a reference from a registered charity or from the Voluntary Service Council.
The Charity does not fund:
o Running expenses for the organisation or individual projects;
o Salaries, training costs or office equipment/furniture;
o Projects for general community use, eg community centre and church halls;
o Disabled access to community buildings;
o Publication costs, eg printing/distributing promotional and information leaflets;
o Projects that have been completed;
o Items that have already been purchased;
o Provision of disabled facilities in schemes mainly for the able-bodied;
o General funding/circularised appeals;
o Pre-schools or playgroups (other than predominantly for disabled children);
o Play schemes/summer schemes;
o Holidays or expeditions for individuals or groups;
o Trips, activities or events;
o Community sports/play area facilities;
o Exterior works such as paving, roofing and garden landscaping;
o Consumables (eg stationery, arts and crafts materials);
o Refurbishment or repair of places of worship/church halls;
o Research projects;
o Mainstream pre-schools, schools, colleges and universities (other than special schools);
o Welfare funds for individuals;
o Hospital/medical equipment; or
o Works to premises not used primarily by the eligible groups.
Applications may be made at any time in writing. Further information is available on the Percy Bilton Charity website.
Contact details for the Charity are:
The Percy Bilton Charity
Bilton House
7 Culmington Road
W13 9NB
020 8579 2829


Application deadline: Sunday 30 June 2019.
The Greggs Foundation Local Community Project Grants scheme provides small grants for local projects that improve resilience within a community of interest. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community of interest. Priority will be given to organisations that have Greggs shops or premises nearby. A store locator can be found at this LINK.
A community of interest could be, for example:
o Disabled or suffering chronic illness;
o Living in poverty;
o Voluntary carers;
o Homeless;
o Isolated older people; and
o Other demonstrable significant need.
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:
o Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation;
o Beneficiaries report improved health and well-being;
o Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms;
o Beneficiaries have improved life skills; and/or
o Beneficiaries have improved opportunities.
Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Scotland may apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Approximately 1 in 4 applications are successful. Larger organisations with an annual turnover of £300,000 or over are unlikely to be supported.
The next application deadline is Sunday 30 June, with decisions expected to be announced towards the end of August.
Further information, together with an application form, is available on the Greggs Foundation website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Greggs Foundation
Greggs House
Quorum Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BU
0191 212 7626


Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019.
The Concertina Charitable Trust awards a limited number of micro-grants to charitable organisations that provide cultural activities and related facilities for the elderly, particularly in care homes, in order to improve the quality of life of elderly people. The Trust is especially keen to see its donations used as match funding by smaller organisations in England and Wales.
Grants up to £250 are available. There is no match funding requirement. Please note that the Trust’s total annual charitable expenditure is normally around £3,000. There is no match funding requirement.
The Trust operates two annual deadlines. In 2019 these fall on:
o Tuesday 30 April; and
o Thursday 31 October.
Further information, together with an application form, can be found on the Trust’s website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Simon Baynes
The Concertina Charitable Trust
Bodfach Hall
SY22 5HS

(The Trust prefers not to enter into email correspondence or phone conversations about its grant-giving.)
(Source: GRIN)


Application deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019.
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year:
o 2019: Children and Young People aged 0-11 years;
o 2020: Music and the arts; the elderly;
o 2021: Homelessness; refugees and asylum seekers.
In the 2019 Children and Young People round, the funders are interested in projects that focus on:
o Child exploitation;
o Mentoring and support;
o Clubs and activities.
The Trust is particularly interested in supporting projects that address the mental health needs of children and young people.
In the current round, which opened on 1 April and closes on 30 April, UK registered charities with an annual income of a least £1 million may apply for a grant of up to £5,000. All applications must relate to children aged 0-11 years.
The Trust’s next grant application round (check the Trust’s website for details of the application deadline) will offer grants up to £1,000 for children and young people projects. Registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million may apply.
Grants are rarely awarded to local charities that are not known by any of the Trustees, so a letter of introduction may be the most pragmatic way to introduce your charity to the Trust.
Further information, together with an application form, is available on the Trust’s website. Applications must be completed online.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Karen Frank
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
The Rathbone Trust Company
Port of Liverpool Building
Pier Head
L3 1NW
(The Trust does not advertise an email address.)
(Source: GRIN)