How to apply

If you are a registered equine or elderly charity and you are interested in applying for a grant from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust please have a look at the general guidelines below.

The Trustees generally meet twice a year in the spring and the autumn to review applications for grants. Exact deadlines for applications will be posted on this page.

Grants can only be made for capital projects not on-going running costs such as salaries and you will not be eligible if your charity has received a grant within the last three years.

Equine welfare grants are normally only considered from charities that are members of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) or charities that are proactively working towards membership of NEWC. Membership of NEWC ensures equine charities are working to improve equine welfare standards and adopting industry best practice.

We welcome applications from all qualifying charities, no matter whether small or large.

In order to put forward an application you should download the relevant application form which also has further guidelines and terms and conditions of any grant being made. It is a relatively simple process and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Equine application form: EPT Equine Grant guidelines and Application Form Dec 2018

Elderly application form: EPT Elderly Grant guidelines and Application Form Dec 2018

We then need the following information:

  • 9 copies of your application form complete with a signed declaration agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • 9 copies of any application letter supporting your application form
  • 9 copies of your latest consolidated statement of financial activity
  • 9 copies of your balance sheet (Please note we don’t need 9 full sets of the accounts).

Further information on the Trust can be found on the Charity Commission website click here


The deadline for applications for the next meeting is 29th March 2019.

Please send your application by this date to the following address

The Trust Administrator
The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust
Lewes Road
Horsted Keynes
West Sussex RH17 7DY

Data Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation ensures you you have more control over how your data is used and how you’re contacted. The changes will also help to better protect your personal data. We have updated our privacy notice to reflect these changes, which you can find here:

EPT Privacy Notice 2018