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One of the key aims of The James Greenop Foundation is to help children and young adults to fulfil their potential. However many are disadvantaged through illness, disability or circumstances and are never given the chance. The purpose of our small grants scheme is to fund activities that promote inclusion, enhance wellbeing, improve prospects and raise aspirations. This may be through purchasing assistive technology and adaptations, equipment, training, educational resources, and activities that encourage personal and social development.


Up to £500 can be awarded to individuals, their families or carers. Individual small grants may cover all or part of a purchase but must NOT be less than half the total cost. This therefore disqualifies applications for assistance purchasing any activities, services or products exceeding £1000.
Apply For Individual Grant


We are also keen to support local communities by match funding small projects that address the personal and social development of disadvantaged groups. These must be for discrete purchases (i.e. distinct activities, services or products) within small not-for-profit enterprises and cannot cover ongoing or core costs. Grants can be awarded for up to £1000 and we will only consider match funding for small projects.
Apply For Project Grant


Please pay particular attention to our Mission Statement when applying and note that we do not consider applications for medical interventions, psychological therapies or travel abroad. Limited funding is available so applicants are encouraged to clearly state the need for the grant and the anticipated benefits.

We will consider funding:

  • Volunteer costs
  • Equipment
  • Training, education and employability courses
  • Events to support the wellbeing of beneficiaries (excluding travel costs)
  • Adaptations, aids and assistive technologies which are clearly demonstrated to contribute to the independence and inclusion of beneficiaries
  • Social activities which are clearly demonstrated to contribute to the wellbeing of beneficiaries

We will NOT consider funding

  • Core or ongoing running costs.
  • Statutory responsibilities
  • Medical interventions
  • Psychological therapies
  • Overseas travel expenses
  • Personal debts
  • Submissions made within 3 years of a grant being awarded
  • Individuals or organisations outside Merseyside

Please note that we reserve the right to request more information in support of your application and to discuss your application with beneficiaries before making a decision. All grants are awarded at the discretion of trustees and this decision is final.