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). The Foundation’s grant making arm is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside.
What is the focus of the fund:
The Halton Foundation comprises of a number of funds one of which is the Knights House which aims to support voluntary and community groups that are working in the Widnes area on a wide range of charitable projects that provide support and activities to the local community. Individuals in need of additional help and support can also benefit from this fund.
The Halton Foundation supports Halton Borough Council’s strategic objectives and successful projects should meet one of these objectives:
How much is available:
The maximum grant available is £1000 for groups and £250 for individuals. More may be awarded in exceptional circumstances.
Who can apply:
Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, which includes CICs and Social Enterprises and individuals. Please complete online application form available at the top right of this page.
Individuals can apply by downloading an application form here. Please then send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which areas are covered:
Beneficiaries must come from the Widnes area
Any special criteria:
The fund will not support core salaries or general running costs but will consider sessional worker costs and an element of full cost recovery as part of a specific project.
Individuals need to evidence a need for their request and demonstrate that funding is not available from elsewhere ie government funding
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:
Download the criteria as a word document here
For more information on the Halton Foundation please visit www.thehaltonfoundation.com