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Detailed below are just a few of the funding opportunities currently available. There are lots more at the Merseyside Funding Information Portal.

Funding is available for charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland for projects in disadvantaged communities that help people start a new business or increase financial capability.

The maximum grant is £35,000 or 20% of the applicant’s previous year’s turnover. The upper limit of turnover is £10 million. There is no turnover restriction for schools or colleges.

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 3 March 2017. To find out more, click here! 

As the charities resources are modest, the Trustees prefer to fund small to medium sized non profit organisations.

Each grant round is themed and there is an Application Brief which outlines what you need to include in your funding proposal document, plus a short online Application Form. 

The theme for the current grant round are projects focused on Children, Youth and Families.

The link to the online application form will be available until the number of accepted applications received, reaches the maximum of 40 for this round, or until 3rd March 2017, whichever is soonest.

For additional information please visit the website!

The Foundation specialises in supporting organisations helping children and families as well as the elderly, disabled and socially isolated. They will consider any work which has a positive effect on their welfare and quality of life, or which expands the opportunities and life choices for young people in the region.

Grants may be considered for a range of purposes and could include:
  • Single awards for capital projects
  • Ongoing running costs for specific projects
  • Multi-year revenue grants for core funding
  • Standard and wheelchair accessible minibuses are offered under their Smiley Bus scheme
Before completing an application, you are advised to telephone for an informal chat.

To find out how to apply, visit The Morgan Foundation
Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.

Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are made each year.

Grants can only be paid to registered charities. If you are not a registered charity, you must give the full name and address of a registered charity who has agreed to accept a grant on your behalf. Please note they will also need a copy of their most recent audited accounts.

The deadline for this fund is the 7th April 2017. Further information can be found here.

The John Moores Foundation make grants towards running costs, volunteers' out of pocket expenses, one off projects, equipment and salaries. Preference is given to organisations seeking funding for projects that fall within the Foundation's target areas which are:
  • Local community groups
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Organisations
  • Refugees
  • Women including girls
  • Children and young people
  • Family support
  • Second chance learning
  • Homeless people
  • Advice and information to alleviate poverty
  • Grassroot social health initiatives
  • Training for voluntary organisations
  • Joint working and trust building initiatives
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Carers
The next deadline is 12 noon on Monday 6th March 2017. To find out more visit the website!

The aim of this conditional grant fund is to assist social enterprises, charities or community groups to:-

• increase independence
• contribute to the local    economic growth
• improve community  resilience
• contribute to greater  community collaboration  and cohesion

The maximum size of the grant is £5,000 and  will support organisations that are currently providing or wish to provide low cost preventative activities, projects and services for social care users, and/or alternatives to service led models for people with learning and other disabilities who are currently receiving care services. 

This is a conditional grant; it is not a loan or a traditional upfront grant. The closing date for applications is 8th March at 5pm. For further information click here!

The PH Holt Foundation supports charities which aim to make Merseyside a better place to live, particularly smaller grass roots organisations that find it difficult to attract funds.

 To be considered for funding, your activity should meet at least one of their priority themes:-
  • Creating opportunities for people to contribute to their local community.
  • Enabling people to overcome barriers & take control over their lives.
  • Widening access to education for people of all ages.
  • Increasing engagement in the arts for marginalised or excluded groups.
  • Encouraging care of the natural and built environment.
To find out more please visit the P H Holt Foundation.
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