The Ford Britain Trust’s grants programme is open for applications.
The Trust provides grants for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes beneficial to those areas where the Ford Motor Company Limited has its present activities and a long standing association with local communities, these are:
- Essex (including East London)
- St Albans
- Bridgend (South Wales)
- Southampton and Daventry.
Exceptions may be made for initiatives in which Ford Motor Company Limited employees and retirees are involved.
Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered. These are:
- Work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment
- Work with young people/children
- Education/schools (mainstream)
- Special education needs
- People with disabilities.
The Trust will accept applications from registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations. Grants made by the Trust are usually one-off donations for a specific capital project or part of a project, typically items of furniture and equipment. There are two types of grants to apply for. These are small grants for amounts up to £250 and large grants for amounts over £250 and usually up to a maximum of £3,000.
The next deadline for small grants is the 1st June 2016 and for the large grants programme the 22nd July 2016.