Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation was established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, a Canadian businessman who moved to the UK with his family in 1932. Annual donations to the Foundation have grown from £1m a year to nearly £30m a year over the past 25 years. The Foundation is reported to have an endowment of at least $6.5 billion.

The Foundation states that it spends all of the income it receives has donated more than £680 million over its lifetime. The Foundation aims to be responsive to where need is greatest, supporting a wide range of charitable activity rather than having specific priorities for funding. The Foundation currently only support organisations and projects based in the United Kingdom. Rather than predetermining where funds should be given, the Foundation prefers to respond on a flexible basis to organisations that can show that they are addressing a need and that their work is high quality.

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The Foundation aims to keep the process of applying for grants uncomplicated with just a one-stage application under two streams of activity. Major Grants of £100,000 and above; and Regular Grant ranging from £1,000 to £99,999. On average, approximately 1,500 charities across the UK benefit each year from grants made by the Foundation ranging from the smallest community and volunteer projects through to large national organisations. Despite the diversity of organisations and projects the Foundation funds, the common themes are charities that demonstrate quality and excellence with projects that have clear outcomes and benefits, good leadership and sensible business plans.

The Foundation accepts applications at any time, therefore there are no formal deadlines for submitting applications and organisations should allow approximately four months for a final outcome. Applicants will receive an acknowledgment letter within four weeks of sending in your application. We ask that applications are sent to us as hard copies only through the post.

The Foundations seeks out organisation and projects that are: Financially viable; Have an urgent need for funding; manage administration and fundraising costs in proportion to charitable activities well; able to raise sufficient funding from other sources; and have appropriate priorities and plans to manage their activities.

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A written proposal can be sent to the Foundation at any time. Initial letters should be limited to two pages and include the need being addressed; how many people will benefit; how and when the project will be delivered; how much it will cost; and the impact of the project.

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  1. Avatar ENA BURUNDI says

    we are an Society which deals with production of BRIQUETTES DE BOIS. Could you please give us a partnership?
    thank you so much.

  2. Avatar Bakuze Uganda says

    Hullo ladies and gentlemen, this is Bakuze Uganda (Bakuze means “They Have Grown”) a registered NGO located in Uganda. It was founded in 2012 by the old/ adult disadvantaged children who were once at Nsambya Babies Home in childhood, and then taken to Kankobe Orphanage home after having made 6 year and above. So from that background, we managed to initiate this organisation to help our young brothers and sister who are in our category because it not their mistake or decision to be disadvantaged. And therefore, we have developed a number projects to help support these children mainly in Education up to the University level and then create jobs for them in order to enable them help other disadvantaged children like the lame, orphans, neglected and abandoned children.
    Your help is very fundamental to the well being of our organisation. And we shall be grateful to receive your feedback and read it to our fellow members while in monthly meetings.
    Thank you please.

    Our lovely contact is
    P.O Box 3494
    Kampala Uganda

  3. Avatar Women & Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (WAGEP) says

    We are a group of Liberian working with very poor women and less fortunate adolescent girls
    in other to improve their lives.
    We are in need of your help to enable us address the plights of our people.

    Jessica Barpaye
    Executive Director (WAGEP)

  4. Avatar SOSSOUGA DOSSE says


    I’m the president of NGO: ADET(Amis des étrangers au Togo)

    We work for social development, sustainable development. Our field of activities is disable persons, older persons, migrants, indigenous peoples, youth, vulnerable women and children, agriculture, climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology, energy, education, health, tourism, water, major groups, poverty, employment, peace… Our area of expertise is Togo, Africa and after in the world. We are granted special consultative with ECOSOC in 2013.

    We need your Aid for the sustainable development post 2015 and for the participation of NGO: ADET members (21persons) to UN meetings.

    Best regards



    Avenue Jean Paul II

    BP: 20123 Lomé- Togo