Whether you are an individual, a community group, or an organisation running projects for local young people, please get in touch to see if we can help!

  2016/2017 Criteria

We will be accepting grant applications again in 2017.

Feel free to read our current grant citeria:

Grant Criteria (Word)
Grant Criteria (PDF)

  How to apply

Firstly, if you have any questions, want to discuss our application process, or you're just unsure about making an application then drop us an email.

Both individuals and groups need to complete an initial 'Expression of Interest' form. These can be downloaded here along with some basic guidelines for completing the form:

Expression of Interest - Application (Word)

Expression of Interest - Guide (Word)

Forms can be sent back to the email address below or sent direct to the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

  The Process

We want to make the grant-making process as open and straight forward as possible. So do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions or want to discuss a potential application.

Our grant making process is managed by Community Foundation for Merseyside and a formal application has to be made through them.

Applications can only be made during an active grant cycle. We aim to have a minimum of two grant cycles each year.

All decisions are based on our stated aims and our published grant-criteria and are made by a panel of people who have been actively involved with the Olivia Rae Foundation during the year.

For further information about the application process please visit Community Foundation for Merseyside:

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Through its fundraising and grant making the Olivia Rae Foundation aims to support young people on Merseyside in achieving their aspirations through Education and the Arts.

  Other Funding Links

You or your project may benefit from other available funding:

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Merseyside Funding Information Portal


Community Action Wirral

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  Community Giving

The Olivia Rae Foundation is a fund administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (Registered Charity Number: 1068887).