We are aware that the Covid19 crisis is having an extreme and significant affect on the whole charitable sector.

We have therefore reviewed our criteria for the next round of grants, to spread our funds as widely as possible.  

Charities will still need to have an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over.

However, the grants will be for £1,000, not £5,000. The eligibility criteria remain the same.

If you have any questions about the eligibility of your charity, please read our FAQs page before emailing.

If your question is not answered there, please email our administrator, Karen Frank, or complete the Contact Form below. Please note: we do not accept telephone calls.


Contact Form:

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If you have submitted an application

If you have submitted an application, we aim to let you know if you have been successful or not within two months of the closing date.

We also aim to publish a list of successful charities as soon as possible after the trustees’ decision.


Successful applicants must acknowledge receipt of their cheque within one month.

Every charity will be emailed a receipt form, which needs to be completed and returned by email.


We are delighted to find out more about the charities we support, although we have limited time available.

If you would like to invite any of the trustees to see the work of your charity or to an event your are holding, please email details to:

Registered Address

The Austin and Hope Pilkington’s registered address is below.

Please do not telephone and do not send any applications, invitations or other material to this address.

Port of Liverpool Building
Pier Head
L3 1NW