Fred Curran Trust Fund

 Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

What is the focus of the fund:  The Fred Curran Trust aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Knowsley. It wishes to fund projects delivered by charities, community groups and social enterprises that offer sporting opportunities to improve skills and help beneficiaries to become more active.


Key fund criteria

● Beneficiaries must be from Knowsley – priority is given to groups who are based and have their head office in Knowsley

● Projects must be sport related

● This fund is specifically to support people who are either suffering with mental ill health or have a physical disability.


How much is available: Grants of up to £1,000

Closing date: The next closing date is Friday 26th May 2023 at 4pm.


How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundations 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.  Please attach the documents to your online application or email them to


Documents which need to be included with your application

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

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 list of your current Trustees/Directors, or for unregistered/unincorporated groups – a list of your management committee.

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 System (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.



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 by end of May 2023.


For further information please contact us at:


Community Foundations for Merseyside

Third Floor,

Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,


L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900


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