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

We give grants only to charities or organisations that are exempt, so please do not email if you are an individual or an organisation that has a different status.

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.


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