BHP Billiton Endowment Fund

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Background to the Fund
: The fund was established with funding from BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd.

What is the focus of the fund: Projects based around enhancing or conserving the local physical environment that also benefit the wider community and improve people’s lives. The fund has the following priorities:


Who can apply: Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name.

How much is available: Grants of up to £2000 are available and the total budget is approximately £13k.

Which areas are covered: Merseyside including Halton

Any special criteria: Priority will be given to those groups working in disadvantaged areas of the community that show local community involvement   

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:


The closing date is Friday 14 February 2020

How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundations for Lancashire and 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.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.

Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution

2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document

3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group

4. A copy of the group’s 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

NB: If you have applied to us previously and have already submitted copies of the above documents, you do not need to send them in again. However, current accounts and a bank statement are required with every 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.


For further information, please contact Joan Ford, Community Philanthropy Manager at:


Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside

Third Floor,

Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,

Liverpool, L1 3DN

T: 0151 294 4756




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