Funding Opportunities

LCVS supports non-profit organisations to make good funding applications, be it to the funds we administer or to other funders. This page will give you information on our trust funds when they come available. See sub menu on the right for other funding opportunities.

LCVS Community Impact Fund

Our Community Impact Fund helps voluntary sector organisations and registered charities do even more to build stronger communities across Liverpool and Merseyside.

Over the next two years, we will be investing up to £300k to help local organisations develop and deliver projects to help those most in need on Merseyside. We will also be using some of our funds to deliver a small number of more strategic commissioned projects in 2016/17.

Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 for projects that meet one of our three priority areas: Health, Income Stability and Education.

Applications will be assessed on the impact that the project will have on the lives of those who benefit. We’re looking for projects that help make a change for those most in need.

The application forms and guidance are available from this page.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 30 May 2016.


Liverpool Community Fund (Carillion) 

Carillion Construction Services is the principal contractor for the new build Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Addressing community and social issues are key focus areas for both the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust and the Carillion Sustainability Strategies.

The Community Fund is delivered as part of the Trust’s redevelopment project, Carillion’s community engagement programme and its wider sustainability targets. The aim of the programme is to leave a legacy from the New Royal Liverpool Hospital project to both the City and the local community. By funding community projects to support community enrichment and initiatives, the aim is to positively contribute towards the quality of life of the communities in which we work.

The fund priorities are:

  • Healthy Living (5 Ways to Well Being)
  • Building stronger communities
  • Cleaner, safer, greener communities
  • Education

LCVS administers the fund and application forms and guidance can be downloaded from this page. Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

Applicants must be registered charities or have charitable aims as part of their governing document and must be able to demonstrate public benefit. Applications are only open to Liverpool based groups.

The maximum amount a group can apply for is £2,000. Successful groups are unlikely to be funded twice within the same 12 month period. Please note that the average grants are around £1,000.

The closing date for application is 5pm on Monday 30 May 2016.

Applications must be submitted in Word format (not as a PDF) by email. Decisions will be made in June 2016.

Skelton Bounty

The Skelton Bounty is now open to applications. Applicants can apply from within the geographical County of Lancashire, as it existed in 1934.

The fund supports “Lancashire” charities, particularly favouring:

  • Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups
  • Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers

The trustees prefer to make grants of a capital rather than a revenue nature. They are inclined to favour specific capital projects of proven viability rather than making contributions to general expenditure. It is their preferred policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants rather than large grants to a small number of applicants.

Grants are only made to legally constituted, registered charities. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications from charities in successive years are not viewed favourably. The Governors do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.

Completed applications must be received before 5pm on Monday 20 June 2016. Applications are considered at the annual general meeting in July.

The application form is available on this page.