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26 March 2024

Ford Britain Trust

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools for projects that benefit local communities in Great Britain with preference given to Essex, including East London, Southampton, Daventry, Manchester, Liverpool, and Bridgend (South Wales).

The Ford Britain Trust was created for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes beneficial to the community.

The funding is intended to support projects which benefit the local community and environment, children and young people, mainstream schools and education, special needs education and people with disabilities.

Projects can take place anywhere in Great Britain; however, locations near Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc UK operations are given a higher weighting:

  • Dagenham, Warley and Dunton in Essex
  • Southampton
  • Daventry
  • Manchester and Halewood
  • Bridgend, South Wales

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Registered charities.
  • Schools and PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only).
  • Non-profit organisations, including small clubs and societies.

Applications will be considered for projects being undertaken/expenditure being made in all UK postcodes; however, locations near Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc UK operations are given a higher weighting:

  • Essex (including East London)
  • Bridgend (South Wales)
  • Southampton
  • Daventry
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool

Applications can be made by Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc, employees or pensioners, or requests for funding towards projects in which they are involved or will benefit from.

Organisations may reapply one year following receipt of a small grant and three years following receipt of a large grant.

The next deadlines are as follows:

  • Large grants – 31 July 2024 for consideration at a September 2024 Trustee meeting.
  • Small grants – Applications will reopen on 1 April 2024 and close on 30 June 2024 for review in July 2024.

Application forms should be downloaded from the Trust’s website and returned by email.

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