The Skelton Bounty is a charitable trust empowered to make grants only to legally constituted charities established in the geographical County of Lancashire (as it existed in 1934).
Although the Governors 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 Governors do not usually fund:
- Large building appeals
- Revenue expenditure
and do not make grants to individuals.
It is their policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants, which tend to be in the range of £500 – £3,000 but can be, exceptionally, as high as £5,000. The total annual income at their disposal is approximately £100,000.
Completed applications forms should be emailed (see below) in Word format and supporting documents (Annual accounts, safeguarding policy etc) should be attached as PDF files or sent by post. In the case of an application from a local branch of a national charity, the local accounts should be submitted. Liverpool Charity & Voluntary Services (LCVS|United Way), who are administering the grants programme, may contact applicants for additional information.
Grants to eligible charities are determined by the Governors at an annual meeting held each summer. After the meeting applicants are notified in writing of the decision of the Governors.
Completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The postal address for supporting documents only is Skelton Bounty Grants Programme, LCVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH. Tel. 0151 227 5177
When to apply: Completed applications must be received before 5pm on 31st May 2017. Applications are considered at the annual general meeting in Mid-July. Applications received later than this time will not be considered.