In response to a significantly increased number of applications, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has restructured its funding programme for 2017 and now offers four rounds per year.

Charitable organisations can apply for funding which directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year. The funding is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in a variety of fields and works on a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year.

The rounds for 2017 are as follows:

  • Round 1: The Elderly. The application period is 1 - 28 February. Grants of £1,000 will be available for charities with an operational income of minimum £50,000 and maximum £1 million.
  • Round 2: Music and the Arts. The application period is 1 - 31 April. Grants of £5,000 will be available for charities with operational income of minimum £1 million.
  • Round 3: Music and the Arts. The application period is 1 - 31 July. Grants of £1,000 will be available to charities with an operational income of minimum £50,000 and maximum £1 million.
  • Round 4: The Elderly. The application period is 1 September to 31 October. Grants of £5,000 will be available to charities with operational income of minimum £1 million.

Charities can only apply for one round per calendar year. The Trust requests that applications are submitted as early as possible before the deadline so that the Trust has plenty of time to request any additional information if required. 

The deadline for applications to the first round is 28 February 2017.  Apply here.