Ford Britain Trust

Ford Britain Trust is committed to supporting the communities they work and live in. That’s why they have created the Ford Britain Trust in April 1975 to help fund the education and advancement of their neighbours. Ford Britain Trust

Ford Britain Trust pay special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to their UK locations, which includes Manchester. The Ford Britain Trust particularly encourages applications from Ford employees, but is open to all, provided that the qualifying organisations meet their selection criteria.

Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered:
• Work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment
• Work with young people/children
• Education/schools (mainstream)
• Special education needs
• People with disabilities

Registered charities; Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only. Independent/private, fee paying, schools will not be considered); Non-profit organisations (including small clubs and societies) can apply.

There are two types of grants to apply for:
Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year
Large grants for amounts over £250 and usually up to a maximum of £3,000

For further information and to apply, visit:, or email:

Deadline: Small grant applications can be submitted from: 1 June to 31 July 2017, 1 September to 30 October 2017; Large grant applications can be submitted from: 1 April to 31 July 2017; 1 September to 31 January 2017