Funding for Charities and Third Sector Organisations

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, established in 1993, benefits a wide range of charitable associations and organisations operating within the County Palatine, that is the three counties of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

The Trustees are particularly interested in the following:

A single grant will normally be between £250 – £2000. Those organisations that are successful in receiving a grant should not normally re-apply within a 2-year period. 

If your organisation is based in Merseyside and you wish to apply for a grant please contact the Merseyside Lieutenancy Office and provide them with some initial information about your organisation and why you wish to apply for a grant.

Please note that grants cannot be made to individuals, political causes, fund raising bodies, or to cover salaries or recurrent costs. Organisations, associations and charitable causes that are outside the geographic boundaries of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside are normally unable to apply. 

Details of the Fund in Merseyside, how to make an application and a sample layout of an application to the Fund, are available to be downloaded as a Word or PDF document below:

The Lord-Lieutenant with Mr Martyn Gibbons MBE at Haydock Park for the ABF The Soldier's Charity's Armed Forces Race Day
July 2021 - Reps from Merseyside