The PH Holt Foundation, incorporating Holt Education Trust is an independent grant-maker working to create a better future for the people of Merseyside.
The PH Holt Foundation continues the charitable endeavours of its benefactor, Philip Henry Holt, one of the founders of Ocean Steam Ship Company Ltd in Liverpool. Philip Holt had many philanthropic interests, and the Foundation’s mission is to support 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 1950’s, furthering earlier work of the Ocean Steam Ship 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]