The fund supports registered charities from within Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, 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 Trustees do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.
This fund is currently closed
In light of the current pandemic, the trustees have decided to suspend the current grant programme. It is hoped that the charity will be able to make grants again in the autumn of 2020. A further announcement will be made in due course.
Applications already received for the suspended funding round will be held and applicants will be contacted when the fund reopens.