APPLY for grants

Apply for grants and awards

For a list of the funds that are currently available please visit our Funds & Programme Information page.

The application forms are below. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting your application to ensure that the project you are applying for meets the criteria of at least one of the funds that are currently available. 

Most of our funds are online applications using their own specific application form and details are given in the fund criteria of which form to use.

Please provide clear information on what your project is, costs, why you want to deliver it and importantly, what difference it will make in your community. If you need assistance with the online application form please contact us or your local CVS or Community Development agency.

 IMPORTANT- Submitting Supporting Documents with your application!

Please note that only completed applications will be processed. When submitting your application you need to ensure you have submitted the following documents within 7 days (unless you have received a grant through the Community Foundation within the last 12 months):

• Constitution or Governing document
• Latest annual accounts or income and expenditure records
• A recent bank statement
• Safeguarding Policy (where applicable)

If the above documents are not received your application cannot be considered (not applicable for applications from individuals).
Successful applicants will be notified by a formal grant offer. By accepting the offer you will also be agreeing to our standards conditions of grant which are available here.

Standard Online Application

Please click here for our standard online application form

Police Property Act Fund

Please click here to start an application to the PPA fund.

Comic Relief Local Communities

Please click here if you wish to apply to the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund

The John Goore Fund

To download an application form please click on one of the following links:


Community Groups

The Joseph Harley Bequest fund

To download an application form please click here.

Sefton Education and Learning fund

To download an application form please click here.

For further information on applying for a grant and to contact the Community Philanthropy Team please call 0151 232 2444 or email: