What we fund
We welcome applications from small and medium sized Merseyside charities operating in any of the five Merseyside boroughs. Our funding can help strengthen local communities and keep vital charity services running.
To be eligible for a grant, you must be a small or medium sized charity headquartered in Merseyside.
What we fund
New or existing projects
Volunteer or beneficiary costs
Advice and support services
Building improvement and equipment
What we look for when awarding grants
Actions that build or strengthen communities
Activities that make a real and positive impact
New approaches to tackle emerging or persistent challenges
Activities that promote self-help and resilience
How much do we give to each successful project
Grants are usually for one year and range from £500 to a maximum of £10,000 for projects generating significant impact. In the case of charities previously supported, we may consider a small number of applications running over two or three years, but this is subject to prior discussion with the Foundation.
In addition, we recognise that some of the best work takes place in communities with limited access to grants and can consider funding towards the core costs of small local grass roots charities (turnover under £100,000).
We are open Wednesday to Friday and are more than happy to give further advice – call 0151 237 2663 if you would like to speak to us.
How soon can a decision be reached?
We review applications quarterly and aim to make decisions within three to four months of receipt.Check out our criteria for further details 2021 PH Holt Main Grant Criteria
Download our application form 2021 Holt Main Grant Application
Return your completed application by email – we are unable to accept submissions sent by post.
Make sure you include your latest Annual Report and Accounts, a recent bank statement, and relevant Safeguarding Policy.
The address to use: [email protected]
Categories we do not consider
Organisations enjoying widespread support
Activities of a statutory nature
Non charitable or commercial endeavours
Work that has already taken place
Umbrella charities that do not deliver services
Scientific and medical research
Grants to individuals and certain uniformed groups
One off holidays, trips, and sponsorship of individuals or events
Religious and political causes
General charity appeals or mail-shots
Unfortunately, we cannot help every charity even though your work may fall within eligible criteria as we receive far more applications than we are able to fund. If you have been refused funding, allow at least 12 months to elapse before re-applying to the Foundation.
PH Holt Foundation is an independent grant maker helping to create a better future for the people of Merseyside