About two in five applications from Merseyside result in a grant from this funder. They are interested in wide ranging issues including, women, black & ethnic minority groups, grass roots organisations and other work to build skills and alleviate poverty. John Moores Foundation have announced changes to their grants please see website for updates.
Area: Merseyside and Northern Ireland
Purpose: The JMF aims to enable people who are marginalised, as a result of social, educational, physical, economic, cultural, geographical or other disadvantage to improve their social conditions and quality of life. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting those groups that find it more than usually difficult to raise money and are small or new rather than long-established.
In line with their commitment to equal opportunities, we support projects which aim to counter racism, sexism or discrimination of any kind. Projects which particularly focus on such anti-discrimination would be expected to have substantial input from the discriminated groups concerned. As a consequence preference is given to organisations dealing with the following issues:
Women including girls
Black and ethnic minority organisations
Race gender and disability awareness
Advice and information to alleviate poverty
Second chance learning
Grass roots community groups
And in Merseyside exclusively;
Grants Can Be Used For;
Volunteer start up and running costs
Volunteer and programme costs
Education and training costs
One-off project costs
Grant making is mainly directed towards organisations in the area of Merseyside (including Skelmersdale, Ellesmere Port and Halton).
Overall Annual Budget: c £ 678,000
Grant Range: £1,000 - £5,000
Who Can Apply: Projects, groups or organisations that meet the criteria of the foundation.
How to Apply: Applications should be in writing and accompanied by an application form, which can be obtained from the foundation.
When to Apply: Trustees meet five to six times a year. All applications are acknowledged
Phil Godfrey, Grants Director
32-36 Hanover Street
Tel: 0151 707 6077
Fax: 0151 707 6066