Available Funds

For Groups

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.

John Goore

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

23 Foundation

The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society by giving them an outlet through sport and education. The fund will also support groups that are directly working to support people who are experiencing homelessness and facing real poverty.

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 17/12/20.

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

The Dulverton Trust Fund

The fund will support youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation and preservation. Grants of £500 - £5,000 will be awarded to small charities and charitable organisations.

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

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

Beechwood, Ballantyne and Bidston Village Big Local

The Beechwood, Ballantyne and Bidston Village Big Local Partnership is looking to commission a financial advice service specifically for residents in those areas. The project must focus on financial awareness and should include elements such as benefit eligibility advice, support with claims as well as money management.

 

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 17/12/20.

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 17/12/20.

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 17/12/2020.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Big Local Beechwood, Ballantyne and Bidston Village Bright Ideas Fund

This fund is for community organisations and groups wishing to deliver projects that will benefit residents living in the Birkenhead area of Beechwood, Ballantyne & Bidston Village ONLY. Preference will be given to organisations based within the Big Local area. Grants up to £5,000

Applications for this fund are currently closed

LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund (Co-op Fund)

As a result of the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram in partnership with the Community Foundation for Merseyside launched the LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund.   Funding has now been received from the Co-op to support programmes that provide access to food and sustainable solutions to food poverty.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

COVID-19 Domestic Abuse Services Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside is able to award emergency charitable grants to organisations that deliver vital Domestic Abuse support services.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool CSP Violence Reduction Partnership Grants Programme

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are avalible to fund work in Liverpool which supports young people at risk of youth violence which can be delivered whilst adhering to UK government social distancing guidelines.

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 (this page is for Programme 2 - larger grants)

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. 

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

Police Property Act Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support diversionary projects for children and young people taking place around the October school half term, Halloween and Bonfire Night period 2019.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

The aim of this grant fund is to assist social enterprises, charities and community groups (“organisation”) to:     increase independence, contribute to the local economic growth and social value, improve community resilience and contribute to greater community collaboration and cohesion. Grants up to £5,000

Applications for this fund are currently closed

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.  

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

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

#iWill 2019

The #iwill campaign promotes social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which create a double-benefit to communities and young people themselves.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Women's Fund

Charities and community groups working with women of all ages and backgrounds are able to apply to the Tampon Tax Community Fund 2019 for funding that helps women and girls to build their confidence, skills and self-esteem.  The fund is open to groups working across Merseyside and Greater Manchester.  The closing date is 11 October 2019. 





Applications for this fund are currently closed

Manchester Tampon Tax Community Fund

GREATER MANCHESTER ONLY
The Community Foundation for Lancashire is seeking applications to the Tampon Tax Community Fund after its national membership body, UK Community Foundations, secured funding from the DCMS Tampon Scheme. 
Grants up to £10,000

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Liverpool ONE Foundation (Programme 1)

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 (this page is for Programme 1 - smaller grants)

Applications for this fund are currently closed

gbpartnerships Community Fund

The gbpartnerships Community Fund focuses on health, education, empowerment and raising the skills and aspirations of young people. Grants up to £2,000 are available. 

 

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

Crime Prevention Fund

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to deliver projects that stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and to prevent people from becoming involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Violence Reduction Partnership-Arts and Culture Fund

Grants are avalible for Arts and Culture based activities that support Young people aged under 25 years with known risk factors for violent offending and / or with previous involvement in the justice system for violent offences.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

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

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

Peel Ports 500 Fund

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Applications for this fund are currently closed

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.

For Individuals

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. 

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.

 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

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.

John Goore

Opening Spring 2020 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

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

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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