Halton Foundation

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Background Information: 

The Halton Foundation was launched in February 2016 and aims to forge links between local community groups who need help, with local businesses who may be able to provide it. The partnership is led by Halton Chamber of Commerce, Halton Borough Council and Halton and St Helen’s Voluntary and Community Action (VCA).  The Halton Foundation’s grant making arm is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside.  The Halton Foundation comprises a number of funds under its umbrella including dormant funds, the largest of which is the Knights House Charity, which was originally established in February 1875. 

What is the focus of the fund:  The Halton Foundation aims to support people across the borough of Halton who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.  The fund will support voluntary and community groups that are working in the Halton area on a wide range of charitable projects. 

Additionally, applications will also be considered from groups that are supporting communities in need during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Voluntary and community groups need to be able to evidence the requirement for their project and show how it will reduce the need, hardship or distress of their beneficiaries.  The fund aims to support projects that are alleviating poverty, responding to a basic lack of provision and relieving emotional and physical suffering.

How much is available: The maximum grant available is £1000. 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.

Which areas are covered: Beneficiaries must come from the Halton area

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 fund is willing to respond to emergency situations and is willing to consider an application for funding outside of the scheduled open rounds. Please contact Joan Ford if you wish to submit an emergency application – joan.ford@cflm.org.uk   

The closing date is Monday 15 November 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 applications@cflm.org.uk  or post them to the address below.  

Documents which need to be included with your application:

The following items cannot be supported via the fund:

What happens next?

All completed applications are assessed by Community Foundation staff to confirm 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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