Available Funds

For Groups

The Tilney Fund

Tilney and the Community Foundation for Merseyside are pleased to announce the latest round of the Tilney Fund. If you are a local voluntary or community group based in Merseyside or Halton and need funding for a project focusing primarily on improving the lives of local young people the Tilney Fund may be able to help. Funding up to £5000 available. 

Peel Ports 500 Fund

The Peel Ports 500 Fund provides funding of between £50 and £500 to registered charities, voluntary and community groups working in Sefton, Liverpool, Halton and Wirral.
Funding between £50 and £500 available. 

23 Foundation

Founded by Liverpool FC’s number 23 - Jamie Carragher, the 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society.
Funding up to £2,500 available.

Knights House Fund

The Halton Foundation was launched in February 2016 and aims to forge links between local community groups who need help, with local businesses who may be able to provide it. The partnership is led by Halton Chamber of Commerce, Halton Borough Council and Halton and St Helen’s Voluntary and Community Action (VCA).  
Funding up to £1000 available for groups & individuals working in the Widnes area.

Youth Social Action Fund

The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%. 
Funding up to £5000 available. 

Daneway Foundation

The Daneway Foundation aims to improve the lives of young people aged between 11 and 25 years of age. It wishes to fund projects that support socially disadvantaged young people. Funding up to £5,000 available. 

Hill Dickinson Foundation Manchester

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to help the lives of local people in the areas it works by providing support for good causes. It is particularly keen to fund projects that create vibrant and diverse communities by encouraging community cohesion and meeting local social need. Open to community groups in Manchester.

Hill Dickinson Foundation Tower Hamlets

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to help the lives of local people in the areas it works by providing support for good causes. It is particularly keen to fund projects that create vibrant and diverse communities by encouraging community cohesion and meeting local social need. Open to community groups in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

John Goore

The John Goore Fund has been set up to provide support to local residents of Lydiate.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to help the lives of local people in the areas it works by providing support for good causes. It is particularly keen to fund projects that create vibrant and diverse communities by encouraging community cohesion and meeting local social need. Open to community groups in Merseyside, Manchester, Sheffield & Tower Hamlets 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

The Trust was established in memory of Alfred Shaw for Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, including CICs and Social Enterprises and young people under the age of 25 residing in Runcorn
The maximum grant available is £1500

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Police Property Act Fund

The Police Commissioner for Merseyside is able to award charitable grants to organisations that deliver community projects that reduce crime, improve public safety or support victims. Grants of up to £5,000 are available

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Comic Relief Core Strength

The Grant shall be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged this may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.
Funding up to £5,000 available. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Comic Relief Local Communities

The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.  Projects  should be run  by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage. Funding up to £5000 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Community Solutions 2016 Fund

This fund is a partnership between the Santander Foundation and the Community Foundations to make grant investments in the North of England to support projects that increase knowledge, skills and innovation that help disadvantaged people improve confidence. Grants of £5000 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool ONE Foundation Small Grants

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Liverpool ONE Foundation grant-making programme. Adopting a long-term approach, the aims of the Liverpool ONE Foundation are to demonstrate a decrease in the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside. Click for funding up to £5,000. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Ray Messer Foundation

The Foundation was set up in the memory of Ray Messer and aims to support the children and young people of Wirral aged 11-25 and to support older people and consider projects that help to reduce isolation. Funding up to £1000 Available 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool ONE Foundation Awards Programme

The aim of the awards programme is to encourage innovation and test new ideas and approaches to determine what works and what doesn’t to help prevent the development of mental health problems and encourage mental wellbeing in children and young people aged up to 21 years of age.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Open Arms

The British Red Cross Open Arms refugee public engagement project is a way for people to get to know refugees and asylum seekers living in their area – as meeting face to face and forming friendships can help people understand more about the asylum system and build community cohesion.  Grants of up to £2500 are available for groups working in specific areas of Liverpool and Greater Manchester.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool ONE Foundation Large Grants

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Liverpool ONE Foundation grant-making programme. Adopting a long-term approach, the aims of the Liverpool ONE Foundation are to demonstrate a decrease in the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside. Click for funding up to £20,000.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Progress Housing Community Investment Fund

Progress Housing Group (PHG) will consider supporting an organisation from Merseyside to deliver a community garden project in South Ribble, Lancashire.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Building a Stronger Britain Together

The Home Office today launched a programme of support for frontline organisations working to challenge extremism in their communities.

 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund

The fund aims to work with voluntary bodies and community groups in Merseyside to support community safety, crime prevention and security initiatives in their locality. 
Funding from £500 to £2500 available 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Mark McQueen Foundation

The Mark McQueen Foundation has been set up by the McQueen family from Liverpool in loving memory of their son Mark. The foundation supports projects supporting young men struggling with emotional and mental health issues.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

New Beginnings Fund

The New Beginnings Fund has been created to provide funding of up to £10,000 to frontline groups working to support refugees and asylum seekers across the UK in response to the evolving refugee crisis. In exceptional cases we will consider grants of up to £20,000 for bids including multiple local partners, if this is relevant to you please use the specific partnership application form. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Northwood Together Small Grants

Fund available for Voluntary and community groups working in Northwood, Kirkby.
Funding up to £500 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

WO Street Transformation Fund

The aims of the WO Street Transformation Fund are to transform activities, enhance capacities and develop communities’ inline with the wishes of Mr. Street who was the founder of the WO Street Foundation. It aims to encourage the community to take a proactive approach to empower themselves and others to achieve social growth and make a difference. Funding up to £2500 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation

 The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation has been established from donations raised as a result of the tremendous fundraising of The ACC Liverpool Group employees.  The fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside and aims to support local community groups and voluntary organisations.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Communities Together Fund

The Communities Together Fund is managed by the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside on behalf of B&M. For this pilot programme the average grant size will be between £5,000 and £10,000.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Merseyside Community Investment Fund

The Merseyside Community Investment Fund aims to bring together businesses, organisations and individuals to address urgent social issues. The panel particularly wants to fund innovative applications that may struggle to access funding elsewhere
Funding upto £1000 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The Community Foundation for Merseyside Wellbeing Fund

The Fund aims to support people aged 60+ and can consider community projects that focus on supporting health and wellbeing, tackle social isolation or help people to learn a new skill/develop an interest. Funding up to £5000 available.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Building a Stronger Britain Together

Second call for funding and support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities.

 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Comic Relief Community Cash

Comic Relief community cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Merseysidethat are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.  

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Crime Prevention Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside has opened this funding opportunity for charities, community groups and social enterprises who deliver projects that stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

Priority for the fund is to support a wide range of grassroots organisations and the fund will support organisations that are currently providing or wish to provide low cost preventative activities, projects and services for social care users, and/or alternatives to service led models for people with learning and other disabilities who are currently receiving care services. Funding up to £5,000 available 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

BHP Billiton Endowment Fund

The fund was established with funding from BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd. Projects based around enhancing or conserving the local environment. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund is the name of Bridgewater Trust’s new Grants Fund. Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of community health services in the north west of England. The Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund aims to fund local good causes that improve the health and well-being of people living in your local area.

For Individuals

23 Foundation for Individuals

Founded by Liverpool FC’s number 23 - Jamie Carragher, the 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society. 
Funding up to £1,000 available.

Knights House Fund

The Halton Foundation was launched in February 2016 and aims to forge links between local community groups who need help, with local businesses who may be able to provide it. The partnership is led by Halton Chamber of Commerce, Halton Borough Council and Halton and St Helen’s Voluntary and Community Action (VCA).  
Funding up to £1000 available for groups & individuals working in the Widnes area.

The Deakin and Withers Fund

Administered by South Yorkshire's Community Foundation, this national fund is for single, widowed or divorced women – who are over 40 years of age and regular Church members.  They must be facing need, hardship or distress.

 

John Goore

The John Goore Fund has been set up to provide support to local residents of Lydiate.

Sefton Education & Learning Fund

The Sefton Education and Learning Fund is available to advance the education of young people aged 25 or under, living in Sefton, and to benefit those groups or charities who provide an educational service or facility in the area.

Joseph Harley Bequest Fund

The Joseph Harley Bequest Fund supports young people to undertake projects or activities, where assistance from public bodies is not usually available. Applications for funding assistance will be considered for advancement of education and training of individuals, under the age of 25 who are residents of Formby.

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