Evelyn Partners Merseyside Charitable Fund

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Background Information:

Evelyn Partners and the Community Foundation for Merseyside are pleased to announce the latest round of the Evelyn Partners Merseyside Charitable Fund.

If you are a local voluntary or community group based in Merseyside or Halton and need funding for a project focusing primarily on improving the lives of local young people, the Evelyn Partners Merseyside Charitable Fund may be able to help.


What are the objects of the fund:

The aim of the Evelyn Partners Merseyside Charitable Fund 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.


Fund priorities:


Priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate how their project will make a difference to beneficiaries’ lives, e.g.  if a young person gains new skills, qualifications, or experiences and how these will be applied post project, such as through guaranteed work experience/interviews etc.


Special Criteria:

Group annual income must be less than £500,000 to be eligible.

Please note the Evelyn Partners Merseyside Charitable Fund panel are keen to consider projects that will result in some form of qualification or accreditation.

Community Foundation for Merseyside supports the Real Living Wage, therefore, we would encourage applications which pay staff at the current Real Living Wage of £12 per hour as a minimum - What is it? | Living Wage Foundation


How much is available:

The budget is £23,000 and grants are available up to £5,000.


Which areas are covered:

Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral


Closing date:

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023, however, as there are limited funds available and we do not want to disappoint too many applicants, the fund may close earlier.

Decisions: Decisions will be communicated by early March 2024.


The following cannot be supported via the fund:


Documents which need to be included with your application:

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

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

3. A list of your current Trustees/Directors/Management Committee

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

5. 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 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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.

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 by early March 2024.


For further information, please contact:

Community Foundation for Merseyside 

Third Floor,

Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,


L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900

Email: applications@cflm.org.uk

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