The Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually.  It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK which has donated over £1 billion in total.


The Garfield Weston Foundation have two grant programmes, Regular and Major.

Regular Grants

For applications below £100,000.  These applications are reviewed by our Trustees on an ongoing basis so there are no specific deadlines to worry about.


Major Grants

For application of £100,000 or more. These are reviewed at one of the Foundation’s eight Board meetings a year and are carefully planned in advance to be fair to all applicants.


Of these two programmes, you can be funded under three categories.

Capital – for things like a building project, repairs or equipment. Only for 10% of total cost.

Revenue / Core Costs –  Cost of your activity, unlikely to be more than 10% of your total costs.

Project Costs – Covers the cost of a project, although trustees would prefer if you have around half of your funding identified before applying.


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