In 2016 SELFA Children's Charity were recipients of a Weston Charity Award, which not only supported the organisation with a core grant of £6,500 from the Garfield Weston Foundation, but also began a period of transformation through the Pilotlight 360 programme.
Eagle’s Nest Project is a charity set up to work with young people aged 11-18 that are struggling to engage in mainstream education, often as a result of early childhood trauma. It offers alternative education solutions that build confidence and to equip them for more positive engagement in education and society moving forwards.
Applications for the Weston Charity Awards 2024 are now officially open thanks to a collaboration between The Garfield Weston Foundation and charity partner Pilotlight. The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and support ambitious front-line charities working in Community, Welfare, Youth, and Environment. This year is the 10th anniversary of the transformational support package worth over £22,000 to small charities in the North of England, Midlands, and Wales.
A group of frontline charities specialising in the fields of Community, Welfare, Youth, and, for the first time, Environment have been announced as winners of the 2023 Weston Charity Awards. Due to the extreme stress the sector is currently facing the Awards has increased support this year and given a record number of 22 awards.
One of the most extraordinary qualities of the 6,000+ environmental charities across the UK is that they are able to bridge the gap between their mission of a greener future and what they do to help make that happen; in short, what they do on a Monday.
Applications for the Weston Charity Awards 2023 are officially open thanks to a collaboration between The Garfield Weston Foundation and charity partner, Pilotlight.
"The charity has grown from strength to strength through this programme and we've been successful of other large grants during this time of the Pilotlighters support."
"The Weston Charity Awards has helped us to rewrite our strategic plan. We've now got a new vision and mission and a very clear idea of what our journey is going to be over the next five years. It's provided a lot of clarity to everybody on the team."
"It can feel quite tumultuous to start with because you're taking everything apart, but actually, there is that lightbulb moment where it all seems to coalesce and start to make sense. So yeah. Keep the faith. It's worth it."
Winning the Award meant they had access to the expert mentoring and advice from Pilotlight that they needed to get their charity back on track.