Our grants

We provide a range of grants for organisations that make a positive difference to those in need. Areas of support include poverty, homelessness, health and wellbeing, education and training. We also provide smaller grants to individuals requiring specialised disability equipment. Our eligibility checker below will help you quickly determine your eligibility to apply for one of our grants and, once an application has been made, our friendly team will support you through the process.

Types of funding

Minibuses & specialist vans

Grants for minibuses and other specialised transport resources

Regional grants

Multi-year grants for core funding, salaries and ongoing running costs for projects.

Social investment 

For eligible property purchases.

Enable grants

For organisations and individuals needing disability equipment or transport resources.

Regional focus

The Steve Morgan Foundation is committed to bringing positive change to the areas closest to Steve's heart. We provide regional grants and Enable grants across Merseyside, North Wales, North Shropshire and Cheshire, west of the M6. Please view our map for a guideline to the eligible areas.

What we support

We support funding applications which address one or more of the following categories of need. We do not support applications related to animals, the arts, the environment, religions or local branches of national organisations.

Community cohesion

Development, education and training


Disadvantage and poverty

Homelessness and addiction

Mental health and wellbeing

Committed to transparency

The Steve Morgan Foundation is an IVAR ‘Flexible Funder’ – this means we work hard to adopt the principles of open and trusting grant making. These principles include how we communicate, our openness and transparency and our ability to be flexible.

Visit the IVAR website

We believe that with better information, funders can be more effective and strategic decision makers. Using the 360Giving Data Standard, our awarded grants since April 2020 are available as an Excel file below. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org . This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to the Steve Morgan Foundation. For more information on 360Giving, visit threesixtygiving.org

See Excel Report

Our FAQs

Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about our support. If you need further information, do get in touch. Please note that all funding is provided at the discretion of the trustees and on occasions, trustees may make exceptional funding awards as they see fit.

Trustees are interested in supporting registered charities, CICs and not for profit organisations which operate exclusively within the Foundation’s remit area to help improve life chances for children and families as well as the elderly, disabled and socially isolated, or which expands opportunities and life choices for young people in this region. The Enable Fund provides for organisations requiring specialised transport and individuals requiring specialised disability equipment. This is the only programme which funds individuals.

Regional and Enable Funding is delivered in Merseyside, North Shropshire, Cheshire West of the M6 and North Wales.  

Local branches of national charities which are based within the remit area, or programmes delivered locally by organisations working on a national basis, 
are not generally supported.

Partnership Funding, which is an invitation only programme, may include organisations with a national profile.

Regional grants can cover salaries, ongoing project costs and core costs, typically for a period of up to three years. A minimum gap of one year is required between funding awards.

For Regional grants, no more than the equivalent of 25% of annual turnover 
will be considered for each year of an award.

Enable applications are means tested and applicants may be asked to make 
a contribution to the overall cost of the equipment.

We welcome proposals to match fund with other funders.

Firstly, please use our eligibility checker at the bottom of our Grants page on the website. If you are eligible to apply for a grant, you will be directed to the relevant online application form. If you are unable to access the eligibility checker online, please contact the team directly for help.

Some applications will need to be considered over two trustee meetings, 
which are held bi-monthly, but we aim to make the process as quick as possible.

As part of the assessment process a member of the Grants Team and 
a Trustee will visit the organisation.

Applications must be accompanied by up-to-date published accounts 
and details of the organisation’s reserves policy.

Yes please, we welcome all feedback, so that we can continue to develop and improve the way in which we work. We’ve signed up with GrantAdvisor UK, a website that allows grant-seekers to share their first-hand experiences working with funders. Please go to https://www.grantadvisor.org.uk/latest-reviewed-funders/steve-morgan-foundation/

Application process

Please use the eligibility checker below. After answering the questions, if you are eligible to apply for a grant you will be directed to the relevant application form. Our friendly team will review your application and are available to provide support throughout the process.

Eligibility checker
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