How to Apply

How to Apply

Our application deadlines are 1st February, 1st May, 1st August and 1st November

Who we fund

Registered charities meeting our priority themes and operating in any part of Merseyside.

Grant Amount

Grants range from £1,000 up to £20,000 in exceptional cases; most awards fall between £5,000-£10,000.  These are normally for a single year, but we can consider a limited number spread over 2-3 years. Contact the Foundation during office hours, Wednesday to Friday, prior to submitting for further advice.

Grant Criteria

We only award grants to registered charities.

We prefer to support small and medium sized charities with strong connections to their communities, funding new or existing work. We recognise some of the best work routinely takes place in communities with limited access to grants, and under these circumstances we may consider funding core costs of a small local charity that lacks capacity.

Occasionally, we support national charities operating on Merseyside if it can be shown that our grant attracts funding from outside the area, but we will not fund core costs or work that would occur irrespective of our funding.

What we do not consider

Creation of ‘artificial projects’ in an effort to obtain our funding

Religious and political causes

General fundraising appeals

Sponsorship of individuals

Medical Research

When to Apply

Applications are considered quarterly. Allow 3-4 months from a closing date for a funding decision to be reached. Complex applications can take take longer, for example if a new project is launching or we are one of a number of potential funders being approached and income has yet to be committed.

Click here to download our application form 2018-PHHolt-Grant-Application

Click here to download our grant criteria 2018 Criteria

To Apply

Download our application and return by email, with a copy of your latest Annual Report and Accounts and Safeguarding Policy to:

Unsuccessful Applications

We receive far more applications than we can fund, and funding can still be refused despite meeting our criteria. If you have been refused funding from the Foundation, allow at least 12 months from a decision being made before re-applying to us.

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