Guidelines for Applicants
The Trustees concentrate their support largely on the following:
- Charities and charitable projects focused on Merseyside.
- Charities benefiting women and unpopular and neglected causes but avoiding those with a sectarian interest.
Charities benefiting women, girls, young people and families, who are economically deprived and/or socially excluded; Unpopular and neglected causes.
- 1. MerseysideCharities and charitable projects that meet our priorities and are based in, and/or delivered in Merseyside, particularly the more deprived areas of the county.
- 2. Holiday FundWe hold a small holiday fund providing small grants for holidays and outings. This is restricted to charities helping disadvantaged children and adults from Merseyside.
- 3. NationalCharities and charitable projects that meet our priorities, but only those that have a nationwide scope or remit - or whose work is not specific to any geographical area. We do not offer grants to local charities outside of Merseyside.
- 4. InternationalWe consider projects delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub Continent, plus Afghanistan and projects in Palestine, or supporting Palestinian refugees. Projects must be sponsored and monitored by a UK registered charity. In addition, projects must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- They will benefit women or orphaned children.
- They will demonstrate local involvement in scoping and delivery, except where skills required are not currently available e.g. eye surgeons in remote rural areas.
- They will aim to repair the damage in countries recently ravaged by international or civil war.
- They will deliver clean water and sanitation.
Most grants are for one year, although requests for 2 and 3 year grants will be considered.
Applications will be considered only from small or medium sized charities.
We ask organisations who have previously received a grant to wait two years before reapplying. All requests for a further grant must be accompanied by a report on how the previous grant was used.
Grants are made in the range £1000 to £3,000 for national and international grants, and up to £5,000 for merseyside grants. In exceptional cases grants may be higher.
Grant total in 2014/2015 was £273,250.