Alfred Shaw Trust Fund

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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 Foundations.

What is the focus of the fund: The charitable objectives of the Trust are:

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

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:

The closing date is 27th May 2022.


How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside’s website - 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.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 or post them to the address below. 

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.

3rd Floor
Stanley Buildings
43 Hanover Street
L1 3DN


Documents that need to be included with your application:




The following items cannot be supported via the fund:


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.

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