How To Apply

Applications for the Pilotlight Programme are now closed.

We will be opening applications again in 2017. 

Charities in the North of England and the Midlands are invited to consider applying to the Weston Charity Awards. This programme, in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, aims to support charities in those regions by providing unrestricted funding and support from Pilotlight. Please visit the website for further information. Applications for the Awards close on Friday, 13th January.

Even though we are not currently accepting applications for the Pilotlight Programme, we do want to hear from you if you believe Pilotlight can provide support to your organisation! In this case, please contact Georges Lebreton (020 7283 7022 or 

For further information on the Pilotlight Programme, please refer to the guidance notes


Our experience shows that the Pilotlight Programme works most successfully with ambitious organisations that are open to change and ready to challenge existing practices. If you have any questions, please contact Georges Lebreton on 020 7283 7022.

* In 2015, most partner organisations had an annual income of between £100k and £300k. We say £5m because we want to help smaller organisations who couldn’t afford the kind of support we offer. For more information on the type of organisations Pilotlight supports, please read the case studies or see our full 2016 Impact Report.