supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust (The Arts & BAME Communities)
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. It focuses on specific priorities every year. All grant rounds in 2022 will focus on the arts:
Grant rounds 3 and 4: The Arts - BAME Communities. This includes BAME performers outreach projects with BAME communities, and initiatives to increase participation with BAME communities.
Check the website for full details on eligibility as income and expenditure criteria vary by grant round.
2023 rounds will focus on rehabilitation of prisoners, and care experienced young people.
Who can apply
They only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration.
For Rounds 3, the charity's income and operating expenditure must be between £25,000 and £1 million (The minimum income/expenditure is only for Grant Round 3 in 2022 – in usual years, the minimum income/expenditure is £100,000.)
For Round 4, the charity's operating income and operating expenditure must be a minimum of £1 million. There is no maximum income or expenditure.
When to apply
The Fund has four grant rounds per year. The dates for these are:
Grant Round 1: 1 - 28 February
Grant Round 2: 1 - 30 April
Grant Round 3: 1 - 31 July
Grant Round 4: 1 - 30 September
Next deadline: 31 July 2022
How to apply
An online application form is available on the Trust's website.