We exist to ensure charities can deliver their vital work across the UK. But we cannot do this alone. We need charities to apply to us and we make this as straightforward as possible. That way charities can devote more time to their work, not to fundraising.
We take our responsibility seriously to be thoughtful stewards of the funds entrusted to the Foundation, yet aim to maintain a friendly, accessible and uncomplicated approach.
You don’t have to have applied to us before to be successful and we are open for applications all year round.
If you need funds to support a specific activity or project, tell us in your application. However, you don’t need to create a project for us – if you need unrestricted funds, likewise, tell us. We will listen and if we are able to support you, we will make a grant. It’s that simple.
More about us....
You may be surprised to learn that much of our income is from items you may have in your own home!
Discover how we've developed since the Foundation was established in 1958.
Our Trustees are all descendants of the Foundation’s founder, Willard Garfield Weston. The Weston family are committed to supporting organisations doing vital work across the UK.
News and insights
Here you can access our news, insights and research, our latest Annual Report and list of latest grants.
We work in a straightforward and transparent way. We value respect, humility and trust. Our approach is to be flexible and open to applications all year round.