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Percy Bilton Charity Grants

by | Aug 2, 2017 |

Of interest to organisations dealing wit eople with Disabilities, Older People, Disadvantaged Young People, Capital Expenditure, Minibuses, Building & Refurbishment Works.

The Percy Bilton Charity provides capital grants to charities that support Older People, People with Disabilities and disadvantaged Young People.


Only registered charities in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

• Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)

• People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems

• Older people (aged over 60)

What For?

They have two programmes for organisations (large grants and small grants up to £500):

Large grants 

One off payments for capital expenditure.

Preference is given to specific items of furniture and equipment (excluding office items) which the Charity can fund in their entirety.

Please bear in mind that the Trustees prefer to use the Charity’s funding to complete projects in order to maximise effectiveness and ensure grants are taken up as quickly as possible. This means that minibuses, building and refurbishment works are only considered in the final stage of the fundraising appeal. Please apply once you have 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)
    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.Facilities for recreational activities and outdoor pursuits specifically for young people who ar ducationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged
  2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
    Residential, respite care, occupational and recreational establishments for children, young people and adults with physical or learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems

Older people (aged over 60)
Day centres, nursing and residential homes, sheltered accommodation and respite care for the frail or sufferers from dementia or age related disorders

Projects to encourage older people to maintain their independence.

They do not fund: (These are some examples and the list is not exhaustive)

  • Running expenses for the organisation or individual projects
  • Salaries, training costs or office equipment/furniture
  • Projects for general community use e.g. community centre and church halls
  • Disabled access to community buildings
  • Publication costs e.g. printing/distributing promotional and information leaflets
  • Projects that have been completed
  • Items that have already been purchased
  • Provision of disabled facilities in schemes mainly for the able-bodied
  • General funding/circularised appeals
  • Pre-schools or playgroups (other than predominantly for disabled children)
  • Play schemes/summer schemes
  • Holidays or expeditions for individuals or groups
  • Trips, activities or events
  • Community sports/play area facilities
  • Exterior works such as paving, roofing and garden landscaping
  • Consumables (e.g. stationery, arts and crafts materials)
  • Refurbishment or repair of places of worship/church halls
  • Research projects
  • Mainstream pre-schools, Schools, Colleges and Universities (other than special schools)
  • Welfare Funds for individuals
  • Hospital/medical equipment
  • Works to premises not used primarily by the eligible groups

How Much?

The majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000


Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.