6 Feb 2018

New funding opportunities for charities and community organisations

The Garfield Weston Foundation is celebrating 60 years of supporting charities proudly with a new fund for small charities and community organisations.

A new £5m fund for organisations across the UK is to be launched this year as part of the foundation’s 60th anniversary year.

As one of the UK’s largest charitable institutions, the Garfield Weston Foundation played a key role in supporting Hull 2017’s volunteer programme. Now they’re offering their support to local organisations in need of a helping hand.

The Weston Anniversary Fund will look to award up £150,000 for each successful application, helping to improve existing facilities and provide new ones. An impressive £5million has been committed for this one-off anniversary scheme and the Garfield Weston Foundation want to support as many charities as possible.

This seminal year will also see the foundation make its £1billionth donation, bringing the total number of individual grants to over 40,000.

Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director said: “We felt it was important to launch a fund that would help bring local communities together. By funding capital projects, we want to ensure that charities have the facilities they need to do more of their great work.

You only have to look at what’s happening to youth services across the country to see how vital good community support is. Without these services many vulnerable people will be at risk. We want to help small, local charities give people a safe place to go to get the help that they need, at the time that they need it.

If you’re a local charity or organisation helping to make a daily difference to countless people, what are you waiting for? Get applying.

Find out how to secure funding – just don’t miss the deadline: Sat 30 Jun 2018.

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