Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants of up to £3,000 for projects that are of benefit to their local community.

The funding is made available by the Ford Britain Trust to support a range of projects focusing education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities.

Applications will be considered from all UK locations. However, organisations based in Essex (including East London), Bridgend )including South Wales), Southampton, Daventry, Manchester and Liverpool – areas close to Ford locations – will be given priority.

Funding will support capital projects such as refurbishments, or expenditure on items such as furniture, equipment or computers.

There are two types of grants to apply for:

  • Small grants for amounts up to £250. The deadline for applications to the small grants programme is the 30th November 2023.
  • Large grants for amounts over £250 and up to a maximum of £3000. The deadline for applications to the large grants programme is the 31st January 2024.