The Percy Bilton Charity
About this fund
The charity offers capital grants to registered charities in the UK whose primary objectives are to assist:
-disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)
-people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems
-older people (aged over 60).
Its funding priorities are to support projects to provide day centres, care homes, respite care facilities, sheltered housing, independent living accommodation, educational and recreational facilities for older people and those with physical or learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems, as well as educational and recreational facilities or supported living schemes for disadvantaged young people.
Notes on award amounts: Large grants: Over £2,000. The majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000. Small grants: Up to £750
The Trustees prefer to use the Charity’s funding to complete projects in order to maximise effectiveness and ensure grants are taken up as quickly as possible.
Who can apply
You do need to be a registered charity to apply for a large grant. You do not need to be registered to apply for a small grant but you will need to supply a reference from another charity, Council for Voluntary Service or the local authority youth service.
When to apply
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting.
Applications for Small Grants of £500 are considered monthly.
How to apply
Apply in writing to the funder. See the website for details of what to include in your application. They encourage applicants to telephone for advice and guidance.
They won’t fund running expenses for the organisation or individual projects and salaries, training costs or office equipment/furniture. Other exclusions are listed on the website.
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.