Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Aims/priorities: The Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year. Support is available for the following priorities in 2022:

Rounds 1 and 2 - The Arts: People in the early stages of their career.

  • Performers and creatives
  • Employees within arts organisations

Rounds 3 and 4 - The Arts: BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities

  • BAME performers
  • Outreach projects within BAME communities
  • Initiatives to increase participation with BAME communities

Who can apply? rganisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration, can apply.

The charity’s income level determines what level of funding it can apply for:

  • Charities with an income of between £100,000 and £2 million* can apply for a grant of £1,000.
  • Charities with an income of £1 million and above can apply for a grant of £5,000.

Grant amount: The Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £5,000 depending on the grant round:

  • Round 1 - £1,000
  • Round 2 - £5,000
  • Round 3 - £1,000
  • Round 4 - £5,000

The level of grant awarded is determined by the income of the charity:

  • Grants of £1,000 are available for charities with an operating income of between £100,000 and £2 million.*
  • Grants of £5,000 are available for charities with a minimum operating income of £1 million. There is no maximum level.

Application process: Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust's website. The Trust no longer accepts applications submitted by post. Applicants should first read the guidelines and FAQs before starting the application process. Charities can only apply for one round per calendar year.

Deadline: There will be four grant rounds in 2022. The application window for:

  • Round 1 will close on 28 February 2022.
  • Round 2 will open on 1 April 2022 and close on 30 April 2022.
  • Round 3 will open on 1 July 2022 and close on 31 July 2022.
  • Round 4 will open on 1 September 2022 and close on 30 September 2022.

Contact information: Administrator - Email

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2022