About the Awards

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019 Weston Charity Awards are now open.

Applications will close on the 11th January 2019.

To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following:

  • A registered charity number
  • Be working in the fields of Welfare, Youth or Community
  • At least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position
  • Income less than £5 million
  • Provide direct services to beneficiaries
  • Majority of activity or beneficiaries are in the Midlands or North of England or Wales. For a full list of areas eligible click here.

Winners will be selected based on their willingness to benefit from the Pilotlight programme. Please read the guidance notes to ensure your application is relevant to the type of Award on offer.

If you believe that your organisation is eligible to apply, please read our guidelines thoroughly and read the Process page that outlines what you need to do. Please click here for the guidance notes.

Organisations who have applied previously are eligible to apply again, but only if there have been significant changes.

If your organisation would benefit from the support of the Weston Charity Awards but doesn’t quite meet the criteria, please contact Georges Lebreton at Pilotlight on 020 7283 7022 or glebreton@pilotlight.org.uk about their other programmes.

“It’s got the ball rolling and has given us the self-belief to compete. The process has set us on a path we wouldn’t have even contemplated. A big thank you!”

2018 Weston Charity Award winner.