After closing its capital funding streams last year to focus on revenue grants during the Covid-19 crisis, Garfield Weston Foundation is now open to applications across all its grants programmes: capital, core costs and projects.
Regular grants of up to £100,000 can be used for:
- Capital costs – for tangible things, such as a building project, repairs, equipment etc.
- Revenue/unrestricted core costs – towards the general running costs of the organisation. The grants are typically unrestricted and can be used towards costs such as general salaries (but not a specific position or job), rent, programme costs etc.
- Project costs – for a very specific project or activity and would include all the costs involved in delivering the project, including staff costs and a reasonable percentage of overheads if relevant.
The following types of organisations working in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage can apply:
- UK registered charities working in the UK.
- Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
- Schools, universities or registered educational charities that are either exempt under Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
- Faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
- Housing associations.
- Museums and galleries.
Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.
Match funding is required. The Foundation recommends that applicants have around half of their funding identified before applying. A grant is unlikely to be for more than around 10% of the total costs of the budget.
There are no deadlines. Applications for grants of up to £100,000 can be made at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis.