About the Awards

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now CLOSED.

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 of less than £5 million per year
  • Provide direct services to beneficiaries
  • Majority of activity or beneficiaries are in the Midlands, 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 guidance notes thoroughly and read the Process page which outlines what you need to do.

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 The Charity Partnerships Team at Pilotlight on 020 7283 7022 or charitypartnerships@pilotlight.org.uk to discuss other ways in which Pilotlight may be able to support your organisation.

“In the best possible way, it’s a unique experience and opportunity, because the Pilotlighters are completely impartial and offer plenty of expertise. The positive impact of this will last longer than you might appreciate”– Carers Trust Tyne and Wear CEO Pauline Steele

2018 Weston Charity Award winner.