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.
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. We built a strong relationship with our Chinese partner and as a result, the business developed and became very successful. During the following years, the company diversified into other casting products and we expanded our customer base to overseas markets. We now have several Chinese and Indian partners contributing to the continuing success of the business.
Acknowledging this contribution, the directors and principal shareholder wanted to find some way to repay this and the Blackwood Engineering Trust was established in 2015, with the initial objective of helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged orphan children in China. We have since decided to expand the Trust objectives to children’s charities within the UK and other parts of the world in locations where Blackwood Engineering operates.
The Trust is totally financed by periodic contributions from Blackwood Engineering Ltd and as such will have limited resources. The Trustees meet periodically to recommend donations to worthy causes that meet our objectives and recognising the limitations on funding we 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.
More recently we have determined that in both China and India we must focus our donations on a small number of charitable organisations that meet our criteria, ensuring that we have maximum impact on the children we are helping. It is our intention to develop a long-term relationship with these organisations through regular donations
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
Next Meeting: 17th January 2024
17th April 2024
17th July 2024
You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after Trustee Meetings
IMPORTANT: ELGIBILITY CRITERIA
All applications must be from locations where Blackwood Engineering operate in the UK, Belgium, China and India.
Applications can also be submitted by Blackwood employees for any project.
Any applications outside of this will be dis-regarded.
Please send your completed application form to:
The Trust Administrator, Blackwood Engineering, Glandwr Industrial Estate, Aberbeeg, NP13 2LN
or submit by using the contact form below
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Drop Us a Line
The Blackwood Engineering Trust,
Glandwr Industrial Estate,
TEL 01495 366654