Alfred Shaw Trust Fund
Please read the Essential Information before applying.
Background Information: The Alfred Shaw Trust Fund is managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. The Trust was established in memory of Alfred Shaw and this fund has been created following the transfer of the Trust fund to the Community Foundation.
What is the focus of the fund: The charitable objectives of the Trust are:
- To help and support disabled children and young people
- To increase the provision of diversionary activities and facilities to help and support vulnerable children and young people
- To support projects and initiatives that support vulnerable people through the winter months.
- To support the provision of amenities for the elderly helping to reduce social isolation
- To support education initiatives that will help to raise the aspirations of children and young people living in Runcorn with particular interest in music and the arts
- To support young people to undertake projects or activities, where assistance from public bodies is not usually available. Applications for funding assistance will be considered for the advancement of education and training of individuals under the age of 25yrs who are residents of Runcorn
How much is available: The maximum grant available is £1500 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 young people under the age of 25 residing in Runcorn. To apply as an individual, please DOWNLOAD an application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which areas are covered: Runcorn (WA7 postcode)
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.
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:
- Equipment for youth club
- Music workshops for young people
- Training for volunteers
- Equipment for luncheon club
- Activities for older person’s group
- Projects to reduce social isolation for vulnerable groups
- Play items for group working with children with disabilities
- Coaching qualification for young person
- Costs of attending a training session that will help a young person develop their career
The closing date is Friday 23 April 2021
How to apply?
Please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside’s website - www.cfmerseyside.org.uk and complete an online application form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn. You can now attach the documents to your online application, email them to email@example.com or post them to the address below. Individual applicants should follow the link to complete an electronic application form which can be saved and emailed back to us. Supporting documents can either be emailed to us or posted to us.
Individual applicants should download an electronic application form which can be saved and emailed back to us. Supporting documents can either be emailed to us or posted to us.
Documents which need to be included with your application:
- A copy of your governing document or constitution
- A copy of your latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
- A list of your Trustees/Management Committee members/Directors
- A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
- A copy of your 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 (details below)
- NB: If you have received a grant from us in the last 12 months 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.
- Proof of residency in Runcorn (a copy of a utility bill/ driving licence or other similar document stating your home address will suffice)
- Proof of age (copy of passport/birth certificate/driving licence)
- A copy of a recent bank statement (if you do not have your own bank account, the name and address of a person over 18 years of age, who has a bank account and is willing to receive payment on your behalf)
- A letter of acceptance/support from the education/training provider
The following items cannot be supported via the fund:
- Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility
- National organizations that cannot demonstrate local governance and control of local finances
- Commercial ventures
- Purchase/maintenance of vehicles
- Activities that will have already taken place before we offer you a grant
- Politically connected or exclusively religious activities
- Projects for personal profit
- Trophies and medals
- Organisations that are set up for the benefit of animals or plants: environmental groups that work with animals or the environment (such as city farms) are acceptable
- Groups comprising just one family
- Debts and other liabilities
- Reclaimable VAT
- Travel outside UK
- Gifts or projects exclusively for the purpose of entertaining – social events can be funded where there is a clear community benefit
What happens next?
Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.
You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 6 weeks of the closing date.