-Have at least three unrelated members of the management committee/ Directors, or Trustees.
-Be either a registered charity, charitable company/CIC that is limited by Guarantee or a constituted community organisation.
-If you are a national organisation you will need to have a permanent local presence or branch in Merseyside that delivers projects and services for people in the area. There should be a local management team and evidence of income and expenditure for Merseyside activity, rather than national accounts.
Please read the Essential Information before applying.
Complete the Online Application Form and attach your supporting documents
Wait to hear - we aim to give you a decision within 3 months of the deadline
Report back on your project. If you receive a grant, we will ask you to send us an End of Grant report.
Click here to see our list of funds. Based on the criteria of the fund, pick one that is right for you
Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process. For groups applying we would recommend you allow a minimum of 3 months. The process for individuals can be turned around quicker but please do still allow plenty of time, the process can take up to 2 months.For more information read our Frequently asked questions
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