The Hemby Trust is a charitable trust established in 1998 specifically to give cash grants to charitable organisations in Merseyside and Wirral.
It was endowed through the generosity of one family who had lived in the area for many years.
The Trust works particularly to provide help for charitable projects in the fields of social need, youth and employment, help for older people, the arts and the environment.
The objective of the Trust is particularly to provide help in The Trustees like to see some evidence of ‘Self Help’, i.e. fund-raising by the charity such as car boot sales, competitions within the community, sponsored events etc.
The Trustees may offer a grant on condition that the charity also raises a matching amount through its own efforts, i.e. not from other trusts or statutory bodies.
Applications must be for projects in Merseyside and Wirral and priority is given to projects benefitting the greatest number of residents in that area.
Applicants are requested to complete an Evaluation Form to be returned to the Administrator either when the project is finished or not more than 6 months after the payment of the grant.
Applicants should ideally be a registered charity or applying to become one. However any properly constituted body with charitable objectives can apply.
The following would not normally be considered for a grant;
- Applicants from outside area
- Any form of sponsorship
- Religious bodies
- Places of worship unless there is significant community use apart from worship
- Political organisations
- Pressure groups
- Feasibility studies
- Schools seeking specialist status
- Any form of memorial
Return applicants less than 2 years after a successful application
The deadlines are the 1st of the month preceding that of the Trustees meeting i.e. 1st February 1st June and 1st October. No later than 12 pm noon on that date. If the 1st of the Month falls on a weekend or Bank holiday then the dead line date for applications would be the last working day before.