Weston Anniversary Fund capital grants, deadline 30 June 2018

9 January 2018

Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a one-off grants scheme to celebrate its 60th anniversary. 

The Weston Anniversary Fund will support capital projects that will benefit local communities across the UK.

What is capital funding?

By "capital", the funder means costs for physical equipment or facilities:

"This can mean bricks and mortar such as a new building or an extension or the redevelopment of an existing building to create or improve a community facility. We will also consider landscaping or improvements to an open space if it will create a community resource and facilities for sport and exercise.

"Additionally we will consider items that require a sizeable investment with a direct link to your work in the local community that benefits groups such as a new minibus. We are not able to fund individual pieces of equipment such as a new cooker – we would however consider funding a complete refurbishment of a community hall’s kitchen. The total cost of a project needs to be at least £30,000 for the Anniversary Fund."

About the fund

  • "Open to UK registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools only with a total income under £3million
  • Grants range from £30,000 to £150,000
  • Applications to be submitted online
  • Applications open on 5 January and close on 30 June 2018
  • Decisions will not be made until October 2018
  • You can apply to the Fund even if your organisation is currently in receipt of a grant from, or has been rejected by the Garfield Weston Foundation within the past 12 months
  • Planning permission (where relevant) will need to be in place prior to submitting your application by 30 June 2018
  • Grants will need to be spent and projects fully completed by the end of 2020."


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

If you are unsure whether or not your group can apply, start by taking the eligibility quiz (then read the full guidance notes).

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018.


Answers to frequently asked questions are available.

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