How to Apply for Funding

How to apply for funding

Application forms are only available once you’ve been in touch with us

Please make sure your project falls within the criteria. If you are unsure, or if you would like to discuss your application before submitting it, please telephone and we will be happy to advise you.

To confirm your eligibility and to obtain a link to our online application form, you must first contact us by phone, email or letter. Applications should normally be made via our online application form. If your project is in Merseyside, Click Here to request a link to the form from our Merseyside office. If your project is in Northern Ireland, Click Here.
Alternatively call us on 0151 707 6077 (Merseyside); 028 2888 6161 (Northern Ireland).


If using the online application form is difficult for you, we can send a paper copy of the form, which can be handwritten, but please use black ink as these are photocopied.

If our trustees shortlist your application, we will ask you to provide additional documentation as specified on the form. Groups that are yet to produce their first accounts or prepare very brief accounts, we will ask you to provide summary of major sources of income and main expenditure categories in your own format.

Many groups who apply for funding are visited by us, but we may simply phone for more information. Decisions about which projects to fund are made by the Trustees who meet 5 or 6 times a year. As a general rule, you should allow 3 to 5 months for a decision to be made.

All applications are acknowledged.

Unfortunately we cannot help every group that applies for a grant, even though the project may fall within the criteria.