Weston Charity Awards winners announced

Sixteen charities working in the areas of youth, welfare and community have won Weston Charity Awards this year.

Winners receive funding and access to a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight.

In a statement announcing the winners, Garfield Weston Foundation said just a quarter of charities that apply for funding seek funding for core costs, a trend it called “worrying”.

Garfield Weston Foundation’s director Philippa Charles said supporting running costs is crucial to avoiding a “slow decline” in charities.

“Charities tell us they are too afraid to ask for this sort of funding for fear of being turned down. Having supported thousands of charities over the last 60 years, we know how important it is that charities feel able to apply for this sort of funding so that they can continue to deliver great services.”

The awards were presented last week at a celebration at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

The winners

Apex Charitable Trust

Disability Action Yorkshire

Falcon Support Services

Hope Support Services

Key Changes


Malvern Special Families

Project 6


Sight Advice South Lakes

SELFA (Skipton Extended Learning For All)

Sport 4 Life UK

Staffordshire Women’s Aid

The Wellspring Stockport

Women Acting in Today’s Society

Zest – Health for Life

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