Peel Ports Mersey Fund

Background Information: Funding for this programme has been provided by Peel Ports

What is the focus of the fund: Projects should support disadvantaged people living in the Port’s operation area, be based on real need and demonstrate value for money.

How much is available: Grants of up to £1000 are available.  As the fund wishes to distribute the monies as widely as possible to ensure there are a large number of beneficiaries, it expects most grants awarded to be in the region of £500.  Larger grants are most likely to be awarded for those projects that meet the special criteria and benefit a large number of people.  

Which areas are covered: Bootle, South Sefton, Birkenhead and Runcorn

Any special criteria: Priority will be given to small grassroot groups who struggle to access external funding and who do not have high reserves.  Peel Ports wishes to fund those groups where a small amount of funding can have a real impact and wide community benefit.  It will not fund general running costs.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded: 

Closing date – Monday 14 June 2021

How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundation 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.  You can 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: 

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, Programmes Manager at:

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,

Liverpool, L1 3DN 

T: 0330 440 4900 (main switchboard)  Email:

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