About the Awards


The Weston Charity Awards were created by the Garfield Weston Foundation to celebrate and support great front-line charities working in the fields of Community, Welfare and Youth.

Following success in the North East of England in 2014 and the whole of the North in 2015, we were delighted to expand the Awards to the Midlands in 2016 and to Wales in 2018. For 2021, we are looking for great organisations to support across Wales, the North and Midlands of England.

The Awards help charities to plan for sustainability, development and growth through a year-long programme. Our Award holders finish the process stronger, more effective and fit for the future.

In 2021 we aim to select 20 winners who will receive a fantastic package of benefits:

  • A year of support from Pilotlight.
  • Unrestricted cash contribution of £6,500 to support the work with Pilotlight, this includes travel expenses to meetings.
  •  Access to a network of local charities working with Pilotlight.
  • 2 ‘Connect’ sessions with other Award Winners across the year.


“The Weston Charity Awards exceeded my expectations and has been an invaluable process for me. I’ve been blessed with a great team of Pilotlighters. I’m not sure if I’d still be CEO without the Pilotlight Programme.”
Sarah Jones CEO, Mencap Liverpool & Sefton, (2018 Weston Charity Award winner.)