The Skelton Charity is accepting applications for its Grant program to make grants only to legally constituted charities established in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, including the unitary authorities of Blackpool, Blackburn, Warrington and Halton.
Although the Trustees enjoy complete discretion when considering applications, they are inclined to favour applications for:
- Equipment; from organisations supporting the elderly, people with disability and from youth groups
- Small specific capital projects of proven viability from community groups.
The Charity Helps the following Groups
- They support educational establishments providing equipment or capital support that benefit disadvantaged children. For example, special needs schools, educational learning centres and museums and outdoor education centres. They also support the costs of providing holidays and breaks for children in need.
- They support uniformed organisations, village halls and community centres, youth clubs outdoor centres, sports centres and playing field.
- They support homes which provide care for the elderly and other centres providing support for those who are disabled, ill or infirm.
- Modest grants, usually for between Â£500 and Â£3,000 may be awarded:
- normally only to registered charities
- to charities operating within the eligible geographical boundaries
- for one-off expenditure
- for projects or capital expenditure (this could include sessional costs and volunteer costs).
- to charities focussed on good causes
What they Fund?
- Capital projects which include refurbishments and extensions or outdoor spaces holidays for disadvantaged members of society, including respite
- Charities registered in Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Merseyside (including the unitary authorities of Blackpool, Blackburn, Warrington, and Halton).
- Charities registered in England and Wales for a project giving direct benefit to people living in Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Merseyside
What they Don’t Fund?
- Core costs – salaries, running costs, training programmes, rent, utility provision.
- Large capital projects
- Unregistered charities
- Animal welfare charities
- Medical research charities
- Mainstream schools or NHS hospitals
- National charities unless the requested funds directly benefit people in Greater Manchester, Merseyside or Lancashire.
- The Trustees do not usually fund:
- Large building appeals
- Revenue expenditure
For more information, visit Skelton Charity.