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Weston Anniversary Fund - Garfield Weston Foundation

Weston Anniversary Fund - Garfield Weston Foundation

Application Deadline: 30 June 2018


One-off grants are available to registered charities, places of worship and state schools for capital projects that benefit local communities in the UK.


Maximum Turnover:

£ 3,000,000

Maximum Value:

£ 150,000

Minimum Value:

£ 30,000

Value Notes

Grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 are available.

Grants must be spent and projects completed by 31 December 2020.

Total project costs must be at least £30,000 and not exceed £300,000.

Extended Description

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK since it was established in 1958.

Throughout its history, the Garfield Weston Foundation has supported local charities across the UK and the essential work they do to keep communities connected. In celebration of the Foundation’s 60th anniversary and the vital role of community charities, this one-off grants scheme will run exclusively in 2018.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018. Decisions will be made in October 2018.

Key Criteria

The following organisations can apply:

  • UK registered charities working in the UK.
  • CIOs (Charitable Incorporated Organisations).
  • State schools, where the project has a clear benefit to the community.
  • Places of worship that are used for wider community activity.

Organisations must be based and operate within the UK and have a total annual income of less than £3 million.

Groups can still apply to the Fund even if they are currently in receipt of a grant from, or has been rejected by the Garfield Weston Foundation within the past 12 months.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for capital projects that will make a significant difference to local communities in the UK.

The following costs will be considered:

  • New community facilities.
  • Improvement of community facilities.
  • Items that require a sizeable investment eg purchase of minibus.
  • Improvements to outdoor spaces and facilities for sport and exercise or community use.
  • New buildings or extensions to an existing building for community use eg new kitchen, meeting room or storage facility.
  • Improvements to, or renovation or refurbishment of, an existing building such as installing a toilet and servery in a rural church for community use.
  • New fixed playground equipment, climbing walls or multiuse games area in a public playing field.
  • Purchase of large or expensive items if it is crucial to supporting local people eg minibus for elderly day care, equipment for a training room, community café fit out.
  • Purchase of land or property with a minimum of a 25 year lease with a clear community benefit.

Grants will need to be spent and projects fully completed by the end of 2020.


The following are not eligible for support:

  • Organisations with a total annual income over £3 million.
  • Hospitals.
  • Hospices.
  • Umbrella bodies.
  • Animal charities.
  • Sporting associations that are not registered as charities.
  • Social enterprises/not for profit organisations.
  • Individuals.
  • Running costs.
  • Individual pieces of equipment, unless they form part of a larger project.
  • Projects costing less than £30,000.

Payment Procedure

Grants are usually made in a single payment.

Application Procedure

Application guidelines can be found on the Foundation's website and applicants are encouraged to read through them before starting their online application.

Contact the Garfield Weston Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site - please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page - or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.



Children and Families Network Meeting 6 Feb 2017

Children and Families Sector

Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 13.00 to 15.00 at Hackney CVS 

Children and Families Sector Meeting

The Children and Young People’s Provider Forum connects with a range of local network; Early years, Interlink, HIP, Hackney Refugee Forum, The Faith Sector, Women’s, network, Housing Provider, Play Providers  and Education Providers.

Children and Families Network leads are invited to attend the Network Leads meeting. A strategic meeting to represent the views and needs of members organisations  to Cllr Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Minister for Children and Young People .

The Lunch time session will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018. Cllr Bramble will update the sector on local children and families policy developments. VCS organisations will find out about the strategic changes in Health and Social Care and the results of the recent recruitment of the two VCS representatives. .

Network Leads will have an opportunity to share what works from your good practice and gain an insight’s to shared areas of concern. 

If you lead a children’s forum or network with a focus on children and families we are keen to connect with you to show case your good work and to provide a pathway to influence social policy. or


2018 Safeguarding Advice Surgery - Childrens Sector
CHSCB Safeguarding Children Surgeries 
Date & Time:Wednesday 7 February 2018, 12:00-4:30

Venue: HCVS, 24 – 30 Dalston Lane Hackney, London E8 3AZ

These surgeries are for organisations that come into contact with children and families.
Organisations working with children and families will, from time to time, have concerns about individual families.
These surgeries are an opportunity to find out about best practice around safeguarding policies, etc.

These surgeries are not for discussing individual children or young people.
If you are worried about a particular child or family, please contact the Hackney First Access Screening Team (FAST) on 0208 356 5500 for advice or to make a referral.

Register your interest online. 

FREE TASTER SESSION - Casework supervision for frontline charity workers on 24.2.18

1 in 4 children have mental health needs and often rely or confide in frontline practitioners for emotional support?

As Line Managers - Do you want your staff to be better skilled to meet young people’s specific support needs? 

Hackney CVS offers frontline staff and volunteers in the charity and voluntary sector FREE Group Casework Supervision sessions in a peer to peer setting to:

  1.  Reflect on the issues young people present
  2.  Improve skills and knowledge about mental health referral  pathways
  3.  Local charities receive remuneration 

Come for a FREE TASTER SESSION on Saturday 24th February 2018 between 1.30 – 3.00pm at The Off Centre, 1-3, 68-82 Digby Rd, Homerton, London E9 6HX.

This is open to all paid and unpaid frontline workers with casework who provide support for young peole living in Hackney.  

To book a place for the Taster Session or for more information about registering for Casework Group Supersivion Sessions, contact Lola Njoku by email:  or Tel: 0207 923 1962  

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