Grant Holders

Logo and Comms for Grant Recipients

Acknowledgment

We are delighted to support your organisation and are happy for you to acknowledge our support in any publications you produce about the work which the Foundation is directly supporting and in any other appropriate mediums e.g. annual report. Where you list your donors, whether in your accounts or in other materials, please include the Foundation.  Please refer to our guide to acknowledging the Foundation’s support for practical tips to consider.

For Major Grants (£100,000 and above) we will be delighted to discuss acknowledgment options with you – this may involve the naming of a specific space or room within a building or of a particular project.

Press Releases

If you would like to acknowledge our funding in a press release or any other type of media coverage, please send a copy of your draft press release prior to publication to the Foundation’s Grants Assistant Ciara Molloy at cmolloy@garfieldweston.org and allow at least three working days for approval.

You may use this standard paragraph about the Foundation in Notes to Editors:

Established over 60 years ago in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK and, in the most recent financial year, gave over £99million. Since it was established, it has exceeded donations of more than £1billion, of which well over half has been given in the past ten years.

One of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees are descendants of the founder and they take a highly active and hands-on approach. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business which includes Twinings, Primark, Kingsmill (all part of Associated British Foods Plc) and Fortnum & Mason, amongst others – a successful model that still endures today; as the businesses have grown, so too have the charitable donations.

Known for its transparency, flexibility and straightforward approach, the Foundation supports a broad range of charities from small community organisations to large national institutions. Around 2,000 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.

Please see our full media brief here.

Logo

You may use our logo appropriately in communications about work we are directly supporting, however please check with us first before using it in a promotional capacity and allow at least three working days for us to approve the usage.  Our logo should only be used with the exact pantone or in black or in white if there is a darker coloured background.

Here you can find our logo in a variety of formats to ensure that they are suitable for your purposes.

Documents

jpeg – if you are producing a simple Word document (or other MS Office compatible format), then please download this file.

Website

jpeg – also use this format on your website.

Professionally produced materials

If you are using designer or printer to produce materials, they have software to open the following formats:

  • blue eps – standard blue logo for use in colour publications.  Our brand colour is Pantone PMS 660 and should never be altered.
  • black eps – for black and white publications.
  • white eps – to be used on dark backgrounds.

We ask any organisation using our logo to refer to our guidelines to acknowledging support.

If you have any questions or are still not certain which logo to use, please contact us.

Social Media

If you have an active social media presence and wish to announce a successful grant on a social media platform, such as Facebook or Twitter, you are welcome to do so. The Foundation has a Twitter profile so you may wish to tag us using @WestonFdn. Unfortunately due to the large number of grants we make each year we are unable to commit to tweeting about grants. We do however encourage you to tag us when you share updates in your project so we can keep up to date and ‘like’ your tweet where possible.

Please note it is not a condition of the grant for you to share any information on social media.

Pledge Recipients

We are delighted to have made a pledge to your organisation and wish you every success in obtaining the rest of the funding from other sources. Until the funds are released, we are not an active donor and therefore ask that we are not referenced on websites or in any marketing materials. The use of the Garfield Weston logo is only permitted once the pledged funding has successfully been released and the funds are in active use. However, we are happy for you to refer to our pledge in any applications for potential funding, in discussions with potential funders or in a press release to announce our pledge, provided it is explicitly noted as a pledge.