PH Holt Foundation and sister charity, Holt Education Trust, are independent grant-makers working to create a better future for the people of Merseyside.
The PH Holt Foundation is named in honour of Philip Henry Holt, who with his brother Alfred, founded Ocean Steam Ship Company Ltd in 1865. In business, the brothers valued self-help, progress, and innovation, and from their wealth contributed much to education, culture and civic life in Liverpool.
The origins of the Company’s grant making began upon Philip’s death in 1914, with the creation of Holt Education Trust to support students from poorer backgrounds, and later with the formation of the charitable trust in 1955.
Since then, our grants have helped improve the quality of life for thousands of people across Merseyside.
Trustees and Governance
Trustees bring wide experience and expertise to the Foundation in matters of governance, strategy, and investment management. They are closely involved in the workings of the Foundation, setting the grant-making policy, and deciding upon which charities receive our funding.
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 below: