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.


Fund area:

Groups based and operating in Merseyside and Halton

Fund focus:

The aim of the Tilney Fund in Merseyside and Halton is to make a significant, positive impact on young peoples lives by supporting educational initiatives, as well as health and wellbeing and employability projects in the local community.

Fund priorities:

Priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate how their project will make a difference to beneficiaries lives, eg  if a young person gains new skills, qualifications or experiences how these will be applied post project such as through guaranteed work experience/interviews etc. Also please note the Tilney Fund panel are keen to see applications for projects that will result in some form of qualification or accreditation.


Grant size:

Grants are available for upto £5000


Who can apply?

Community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, community interest companies and social enterprises may apply. Applicants annual income must be less than £500,000.


Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution

2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document

3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group

4. A copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure about what you need please contact the Community Foundation for help

If you have received a grant from us in the last 12months and have already submitted copies of the above documents, you do not need to send them in again. However, a bank statement is required with every application and please ensure your annual accounts are the most recent version.

The following items cannot be supported via the fund:

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