Garfield Weston Foundation offer grants to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.
The Foundation offers two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs:
- Regular Grants of up to £100,000.
- Major Grants of £100,000 and above. (When awarding major grants, the Foundation typically expects the project and organisation’s overall annual income to be in excess of £1 million.)
The Garfield Weston Foundation ‘strongly recommends’ for groups to apply for whatever are their greatest priority and area of need. This could be in one of three areas: capital, revenue/core cost or project work.
- Capital costs – funding for tangible things, such as a building project, repairs, equipment etc. A grant is unlikely to be more than around 10% of the total capital project cost. The Foundation recommends that the applicant has around half of its funding identified before applying.
- Revenue/Core Costs – funding for the general costs of what the organisation does – its activity. As a general rule, this funding is unlikely to be more than approximately 10–20% of the organisation’s total annual income.
- Project Costs – funding 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 Foundation recommends that the applicant has around half of its funding identified before applying.