Billincoat Charity

The Billincoat charity is a long-standing charitable organisation making grants to individuals and community groups within the Borough of Barrow in Furness. Originally established in the 1600’s by Sir Thomas Preston and Richard Gaitskill it has been operating ever since. The trustees of the charity, meet at Dalton Town Hall three times a year to consider applications. The trustees who are drawn from various backgrounds award grants to young people, the elderly, people with disabilities and long-term health problems and voluntary groups to aid with continuing education, the advancement of health, wellbeing and social care and the relief of financial hardship for those who reside within the Borough of Barrow in Furness

If you know someone who may benefit from the Billincoat charity please contact the Clerk to the Trustees for an application form. Although unconnected to the Town Council, forms can be obtained from the Town Hall on Station Road, Dalton or by email to or by phone tel:01229 464000.

About us

Dalton is the ancient and historic capital of Furness and has approximately 8,000 residents at the current time. Ideally located less than thirty miles from the Lake District and close to the Irish Sea coast and nature reserves, Dalton is home to one of the Counties largest tourist attractions, South Lakes Wild Animal Park.