Olivia Rae Foundation

The Olivia Rae Foundation

Background Information

The Olivia Rae Foundation has been established by the family of Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett from Wirral, in loving memory of their daughter.  

What is the focus of the fund?

The Foundation aims to support local young people to realise and develop their potential by undertaking new opportunities and activities that they may not otherwise have the chance to take part in. The family wishes to focus on supporting individuals who are suffering financial hardship. In addition to this, the family wishes to recognise, support and celebrate neurodivergence, helping to break down any barriers to access or participation that people may experience as a result of their differences.

Applications are welcome from those based in Merseyside that meet one or more of the following priorities:

How much is available?

The maximum grant available is £500 

Who can apply?

Young people aged between 11 and 24 years of age.

Which areas are covered?

Merseyside, although priority will be given to applicants from Wirral.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

Funds towards courses, competitions or resources for dance, music, drama and other forms of arts activities.

How to apply?

Please download the expression of interest form here.

Once completed, please return the form to applications@cflm.org.uk along with the supporting documents listed below. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within seven days of submitting your application, your application will be withdrawn. 

Documents that need to be included with your application:

The following cannot be supported via the fund:

How are decisions made?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility and you may be contacted for more information after applying. The application will be shared with representatives from the Olivia Rae Foundation who will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.

For further information, please contact Michaela Kenney, Senior Programmes Executive at:

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor

Stanley Building

43 Hanover Street


L1 3DN

T: 0151 294 4756

 Email: michaela.kenney@cflm.org.uk

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