A HELPING HAND
About The Blackwood Engineering Trust
The Blackwood Engineering Trust objective is broadly advancing the education of and generally benefiting children and young people in need by reason of poverty, bereavement, sickness or disability in the UK and abroad for the public benefit.
The Trust is totally financed by annual contributions from Blackwood Engineering Ltd and as such will have limited resources and we will therefore aim to prioritise our donations as follows:
- Charitable organisations in locations where Blackwood Engineering operate in the UK, Belgium, China and India.
- Projects that benefit children which have little funding from statutory bodies.
- Projects for children largely run by voluntary organisations
- Projects helping sick, disabled and orphaned children.
Blackwood Engineering Limited, based in South Wales and Belgium, supply counterweights and casting products to global customers in the Construction Equipment, Materials Handling and Access Platform markets.
In 1997, Blackwood Engineering started sourcing counterweight castings from China for our UK customers. During the following years, the company diversified into other casting products and we expanded our customer base to overseas markets.
We built a strong relationship with our Chinese partner and as a result, the business developed and became very successful. The directors and principal shareholder acknowledged the major contribution of our Chinese connection to the continuing success of the business and as such, wanted to find some way to repay this.
As a result, The Blackwood Engineering Trust was established in 2015 with the initial objective of helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged orphan children in China. As we developed our thoughts about how we can best help children’s causes, we decided to expand the Trust objectives to children’s charities within the UK and other parts of the world where Blackwood Engineering operates.
With the approval of our Directors and principal shareholder, the company makes annual contributions to the Trust and the Trustees meet periodically to recommend donations to worthy children’s causes.
The Blackwood Engineering Trust
The Blackwood Engineering Trust was established in 2015 with the initial objective of helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged orphan children in China.
Charities we have supported
How to apply
All applications to The Blackwood Engineering Trust must be made via our application form. Please also attach any information you feel may help the trustees understand more about your charity.
As a guidance the charity generally awards grants between £500 – £2,000, although larger grants may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Applications must be made in writing using the application form provided below
Applications must be received at least 2 weeks before a trust meeting in order to be considered.
Your charity must fall within The Blackwood Engineering Trust objective in order to be considered.
TRUSTEE MEETING DATES
10th April 2019
10th July 2019
10th October 2019
10th January 2020
You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after Trustee Meetings
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The Blackwood Engineering Trust,
Glandwr Industrial Estate,