Meet the Funder – upcoming events!


We recently held a Meet the Funder with Joan Ford from the Community Foundation for Merseyside, where she updated us on the new and exciting upcoming Grant Programmes that will be available over the next few months.

They are the following:

  • Dulverton Trust

This fund is available to support youth opportunities, general welfare, conversation, and preservation.

Grants of £500 – £5000 will be awarded to small charities and charitable organisations.

Applications close on 11th December 2020

  • Hill Dickinson

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support projects in Merseyside that tackle the issues of homelessness, mental health, and employability (access to work).

The maximum grant available is £2500.

Applications close on 17th December 2020

  • 23 Foundation

The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society by giving them an outlet through sport and education.

The fund will also support groups that are directly working to support people who are experiencing homelessness and facing real poverty.

The maximum grant available is £2500

Applications close on 15th January 2021

  • Liverpool ONE Foundation

The Liverpool ONE Foundation’s aspiration is to achieve a decrease in the number of children and young people up to the age of 25 suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside.

The Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support families and young children to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring.

Programme 1 offers grants of up to £5000 for pilot projects and Programme 2 offers Grants of up to £15,000 per year for 2 years to support core service/project delivery with proven track record and outcomes.

Applications closing date is yet to be confirmed but expected to be January 2021

Other exciting Grant opportunities soon to come are:

  • BHP Environmental Fund
  • Peel Ports – offering small grants of up to £500
  • Mark McQueen Foundation – offering support for men’s mental health.

More information on all grant programmes and opportunities at the Community Foundation for Merseyside can be found here.


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