What We Fund

What We Fund

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. We focus support on five priority themes.

To be considered for funding, your activity should meet at least one of our priority themes:

 Creating opportunities for people to contribute to their local community

Enabling people to overcome barriers and 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

The majority of our grants are for specific purposes and diverse in nature. Additional qualities trustees look for in an application include:

Making Merseyside a better place to live

Encouraging self-help and resilience

Developing realistic and sustainable plans

Delivering strategic solutions

 Bringing positive change and measurable impact

Grants are usually for one year with the majority falling under £10,000 in value. Our average grant for example is around £5,000 but we fund smaller grants and welcome applications from grass roots charities with limited access to funds and who may not have the infrastructure to employ a dedicated fundraiser. In exceptional cases, we can also consider larger requests to an appeal of major importance to Merseyside, or to an organisation presenting an innovative solution, where our support can help get the work off the ground. For any larger grants, we would need evidence of an organisations track record in delivery.

The Foundation also continues to fund projects that fall within the scope of the Holt family heritage, principally charities with an established relationship with the Foundation over many years.

For more information on applying for a grant, download our guidelines 2017 PHHolt Grant Criteria

  For our application form, download here 2017 PHHolt Grant Application

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