The PH Holt Foundation, incorporating Holt Education Trust are independent grant-makers, who for over 100 years have helped create a better future for the people of Merseyside.
The PH Holt Foundation seeks to continue the charitable endeavours of our benefactor, Philip Henry Holt, one of the founders of Ocean Steamship Company Ltd in Liverpool. Philip Holt had many philanthropic interests, and the Foundation’s mission is to support a diverse range of causes benefiting the people of Merseyside, whilst also holding true to Philip Holt’s values of self-help, self-improvement and excellence.
Although the PH Holt Foundation started distributing funds in 2006, its predecessor charity, The PH Holt Charitable Trust was an established grant-maker from the 1960’s, furthering earlier work of the Ocean Steamship Company, which began with the creation of the Holt Education Trust in 1915 from Philip Holt’s original bequest. Since then, thousands of charities and aspiring students have been supported, improving the community, education and cultural life of Merseyside.
Trustees and Governance
Trustees bring wide experience and expertise to the Foundation, governing strategy and ensuring that the investment capital and assets are managed prudently and responsibly. They are closely involved in the workings of the Foundation; the grant-making policy and distribution of funds, often visiting organisations to see the difference being made by our funding to local communities.
Current Trustees of the PH Holt Foundation are:
IAN BAKEWELL, CHAIR
AMY DE JOIA
Annual Report and Accounts
To download our Annual Report and Accounts click here [pdf]