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Garfield Weston Foundation

by | Jan 23, 2017 |

Of interest to Organisations dealing with Arts, Education, Youth, Health, Community, Environment, Religion, Welfare

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.


  • UK registered charities that operate within the UK – we will require your registration number
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) – as above, your registration number is required
  • Educational establishments
  • Hospitals
  • Housing associations and corporations
  • Churches and cathedrals

What For?

They make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Health
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Religion
  • Welfare


Most of the large grants in this category were for capital projects to improve the visitor experience and to facilitate a growing demand for a wide range of activities.


They support organisations across the country that demonstrate excellence, from universities and special schools to museums and out-of-school provision.


This year grants were given to a broad range of activities including education work, recycling projects and habitat conservation.


Grants were made to a range of projects ranging from capital investment in hospices, charities specialising in the treatment of specific illnesses and to major research organisations focusing on making medical breakthroughs.


The majority of these grants were towards the cost of repairing the fabric of the UK’s numerous beautiful, listed churches. These buildings are often costly to maintain and repair and meeting such costs can be especially challenging for rural communities where congregations may be small or the population sparse. Other grants they made were for their inclusive work in engaging communities, regardless of denomination.


Perhaps their broadest category, through their grants they support charities working with particular groups and tackling specific issues from homelessness to those within the criminal justice system.


They continue to support a broad range of organisations that are united in their ambition to give young people the best chances in life from scouts, youth clubs and sports clubs to mentoring schemes.


The Foundation is proud to contribute to a vast range of groups from the furthest reaches of Great Britain. Typically they rely on the commitment of volunteers and collectively make an enormous difference to the lives of thousands of people every year.


The Trustees are especially keen to see applications for core and project costs for charities delivering services directly to beneficiaries, especially in the welfare, youth and community fields, and also in regions of economic disadvantage.

How Much?

Under £100,000


For regular grants – under £100,000 – they have a one stage application process and applicants will know the outcome of their request within four months of applying. They accept applications at any time so there are no formal deadlines for submitting applications that you need to worry about.

More information

Garfield Weston Foundation