Available Funds

For Groups

23 Foundation

The 23 Foundation funds projects that support disadvantaged children and young people and also wishes to fund groups that are directly working with people who are experiencing homelessness and facing real poverty.

The Ann and Ray Messer Foundation

Grants to support community projects working with children and young people that focus on mental health and wellbeing.  Grants will also support projects working with the elderly to reduce isolation and improve health. Grants up to £2,000 available.  

Merseyside Community Investment Fund

The fund aims to support projects that may struggle to access funding from other sources.  As funding for this programme is unrestricted grants awarded from this fund can be used to respond to local issues of concern to the community or pro-actively tackle an urgent social need.

Youth Diversion Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support diversionary projects for children and young people taking place over the summer holidays 2022.

Beechwood, Ballantyne and Bidston Big Local Young Person’s Ideas Fund

Big Local Young Person’s Ideas Fund has been developed for children and young people that live in Beechwood, Ballantyne or Bidston Village Big Local area to apply for funding up to £500 for a project of their choice.

John Goore

The John Goore Fund has been set up to provide support to local residents of Lydiate. Grants are avalible for up to £1,000

Applications for this fund are currently closed

BHP Billiton Endowment Fund

The fund aims to support projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community and improve people's lives. Grants of up to £2000 are available. 

Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

The Alfred Shaw Trust Fund was established in memory of Alfred Shaw and has been created following the transfer of the trust fund to the Community Foundations. The fund supports projects for young people and vulnerable and elderly adults in the Runcorn area.  

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool ONE Foundation Programme 2

The Community Foundation for Merseyside is pleased to announce the launch of the next round of the Liverpool ONE Foundation's Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme. Grants of up to £15,000 per year for 2 years (£30,000 total) to support core service/project delivery with proven track record and outcomes.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund

The High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Fund aims to promote a safer and increased quality of life through the prevention of crime and the protection of people and property from criminal acts for the benefit of the public in and around Merseyside. One of its priorities is to increase the provision of diversionary activities and facilities for young people to help reduce crime and anti social behaviour.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

WO Street Transformation Fund

Grants are available up to £2,000 to support education and tackle poverty particularly for children and young people who are unable to meet their educational or living costs or projects for vulnerable older people who cannot afford medical or convalescent care.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Daneway Foundation

Grants are available up to £5,000 to fund projects that support employability or encourage the physical health and well-being of young people. The panel are keen to see projects that result in clear tangible outcomes such as qualifications.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Huyton with Roby Trust

The Huyton with Roby Trust aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Knowsley. It wishes to fund projects delivered by charities, community groups and social enterprises that offer sporting opportunities to improve skills and help beneficiaries to become more active. Grants up to £1,000.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

FPC Foundation

The FPC Foundation wishes to support projects that improve our mental wellbeing and help people to recover from the effects of the COVID pandemic. Grants of up to £2500 will be awarded to groups working in the Sefton and West Lancashire area with priority given to groups working in Ainsdale, Southport and Ormskirk.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Merseyside Police Community Cashback Fund

Merseyside Police has launched its Community Cashback Fund and is inviting community groups across Merseyside to apply for up to £5,000 funding in order to further develop existing projects or to start new ones. The fund utilises the money and assets seized from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvests it back into communities to help provide vital resources and fund community projects across Merseyside.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Halton Foundation

The Halton Foundation aims to support people across the borough of Halton who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.  The fund will support voluntary and community groups that are working in the Halton area on a wide range of charitable projects.  

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation

Grants up to £1,000 aimed at supporting children, young people and families to target social isolation, education and learning, communities and housing and homelessness.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Mark McQueen Foundation

The Mark McQueen Foundation was set up by the McQueen Family in memory of their loving son who tragically died. The aim of the fund is to support a wide range of community projects looking to support young men across Merseyside who are suffering from mental health and emotional issues.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Fred Curran Trust Fund


The Fred Curran Trust aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Knowsley. It wishes to fund projects delivered by charities, community groups and social enterprises that offer sporting opportunities to improve skills and help beneficiaries to become more active. Grants up to £1,000

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership – Sports, Arts and Culture Fund

Grant are avalible from £2,500 - £40,000. The funding must be used to support organisations working with young people in either sports or arts and culture. Funding must be spent by the 31st March 2022. Closing date 22/11/21.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The Windle United Fund

The fund will support a wide range of charitable projects in the St Helens area with a particular focus on projects that target children and young people, the elderly or people with disabilities.  Priority will be given to groups working in the WA10 and WA11 areas. The Closing date is Friday 17 December 2021.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation Merseyside

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support projects in Merseyside that tackle the issues of homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). Maximum grant available is £2.5k.  The closing date is 3/12/21.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

LCR Cares – Community Wealth Building Fund

The aim of the fund is to provide Catalyst grants for capacity building for those locally owned community groups that are ready to take the next step- to try something new to contribute to local economic development. Grants of up to £5000 are avalible

Applications for this fund are currently closed

LCR Cares – Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The fund will prioritise projects, which directly respond to acute need and are delivered by organisations based within their local community and able to provide appropriate provision for the people they support. Grants of up to £5,000 are avalible 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Blue Sky Foundation

Grants of up to £5000 are avalible to support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and those suffering with or at severe risk of mental health difficulties. 

 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation Leeds

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support groups working in the Leeds area on projects that tackle the issues of Homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). The maximum grant size is £2.5k and the closing date is 13/12/21.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation Manchester

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support groups in the Manchester area that are working on projects that tackle the issues of Homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). The maximum grant available is £2.5k.  The closing date is 13/1/21.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The Tilney Fund

The aim of the Tilney Fund in Merseyside and Halton is to make a significant, positive impact on young people’s lives by supporting educational initiatives, as well as health and wellbeing and employability projects in the local community. Grants are available up to £5,000.


Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation Tower Hamlets

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support projects working in the Tower Hamlets area of London that address Homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). The maximum grant size is £2.5k and the closing date is 13/12/21.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Knights House Fund

The Knights House Fund aims to support people in Widnes who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress. The fund will support both voluntary and community groups working in the area and will also consider applications from individuals in need of additional help and support. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Peel Ports Mersey Fund

Funding for this programme has been provided by Peel Ports.  Projects should support disadvantaged people living in the Port's operation areas of Bootle, South Sefton, Birkenhead and Runcorn. Closing date is Monday 14 June 2021. 

For Individuals

Halton Foundation - Individuals

The Halton Foundation Fund aims to support individuals across the Halton Borough who are in need of additional help and support, particularly those who have been adversely affected by the COVID pandemic. 

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.

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.

 

Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

The Alfred Shaw Trust Fund was established in memory of Alfred Shaw and has been created following the transfer of the trust fund to the Community Foundations. The fund supports projects for young people and vulnerable and elderly adults in the Runcorn area.  

John Goore

The John Goore Fund has been set up to provide support to local residents of Lydiate. Grants up to £1,000.

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.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Knights House Fund

The Knights House Fund aims to support people in Widnes who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress. The fund will support both voluntary and community groups working in the area and will also consider applications from individuals in need of additional help and support. 

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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