The Foundation supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across Cheshire and Warrington, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that need help the most.


On 2nd April we launched a major campaign to raise £1 million to provide vital support to charities helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  Our priorities will be to increase capacity for organisations providing emergency support, such as foodbanks or benefits advice and to provide funding to help charities which coordinate community response and to support volunteers.

Working in partnership with the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs MBE, the new High Sheriff of Cheshire Nick Hopkinson MBE, DL and in collaboration with the Steve Morgan Foundation, the appeal has the potential to reach £2 million, as all funds raised could receive match funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation.  This means that every £1 you donate could generate up to £2 for the charities we support.

We aim to ensure that our valued and vital charities in Cheshire and Warrington are not stretched to breaking point, that they receive the additional support they need and that by supporting the charitable sector we all play a part in reducing pressure on the NHS. Cheshire Community Foundation are expert grant-makers,  and we will make sure that the money you donate reaches right to the heart of the local communities that need it the most.

If you would like to help the most vulnerable members of your community through this terrible crisis, please DONATE HERE (for donations of up to £500), or for larger donations please email or call 01606 330 607.

Charities seeking funding can apply here or contact the grants team via email at  Or go to our Apply page for the latest information.

So far we have awarded over £650,000 of funding to support vulnerable people affected by covid-19 in Cheshire and Warrington to a wide range of amazing charitable organisations working incredibly hard during the pandemic in a wide variety of ways, (please see the list of organistions below) or click HERE to download the list of organistions supported to date.


Age UK Cheshire East

Age UK Mid Mersey

Audlem & District Community Action

Autism Dogs CIC



Bridge Wellness Gardens

Burtonwood and Winwick Community Bus

Burtonwood Sewing Group

Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme

CHAPTER (West Cheshire) Ltd

CHAWREC (Cheshire, Halton, Warrington Race and Equality Centre)

Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy (Churches Together in Cheshire)

Cheshire County Scout Council

Cheshire Deaf Society – Working Name: Deafness Support Network (DSN)

Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team

Cheshire Streetwise Community Interest Company

Cheshire Without Abuse (Formerly Crewe Women’s Aid)

Cheshire Young Carers

Chester FC Community Trust

Chester Pride

Citizens Advice Cheshire North (CACN)

Claire House Children’s Hospice

Community Integrated Care

Cre8 Macclesfield Ltd

Creating Adventures

Crewe and Nantwich Gymnastics and Community Activities Centre

Crewe YMCA

CVS Cheshire East

Dial House

Directions For Men CIC

Disability Information Bureau

East Cheshire Eye Society

East Cheshire Hospice

ECHO Charitable Fund

Ellesmere Port and Neston Community Transport

Enterprise & Education Alliance Ltd

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre North West

Family Action


Footsteps 2000 LTD

Forum Housing Association

Friends for Leisure

Gawsworth Community Shop

Great Sankey Parish Council

Head Injured People in Cheshire

Hft Cheshire & Merseyside

High Legh Pre-School Nursery

Home-Start Cheshire

Home-Start Warrington

Hoole Baptist Church

Hope Central

Hopes and Beams

Inner Trust Community Interest Company

JUMP Children’s Charity


Koala North West (formerly Home-Start Wirral)

Leonard Cheshire


Longford Neighbourhoods service centre, The Roy Humpherys Centre

Lymm & District Round Table 796

Macclesfield Live at Home Scheme


Maggie’s Centre at Clatterbridge

Making Space

Mid Cheshire Mind

Mid Orford Residents Association

Midcheshire Foodbank

Motherwell Cheshire CIO

Nantwich Foodbank

Neuro Therapy Centre

New Life Church Congleton

New Testament Church of God – (Lighthouse Centre Crewe)

Northgate Church

Oakhanger Project

Pantry for Blacon CIO

Passion for Learning

Passion for Learning

Platform for Life

Plumley with Toft and Bexton Parish Council

Power of Art


Pure Insight 1628


Refugees Welcome

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Ruby’s Fund

Save the Family

Sharks Community Trust

Silklife Foodbank

Snow Angels CIC




Speaking Up, Speaking Out

Sporting Communities Community Interest Company

St John’s Church Sandiway

St Margaret’s Community Partnership

St Roccos Hospice

St. Philip’s Church, Westbrook

Steps Charity

Stick ‘n’ Step

Supporting Homeless Assisting Refugees Everywhere

Supporting wellbeing and nurturing strength CIC

Survive (abuse counselling)

The Boaty Theatre Company

The Donna Louise Trust

The Hope Centre in North East Cheshire

The Joshua Tree

The Neuromuscular Centre

The Parochial Church Council of Birchwood and Woolston

The Port Grocery

The Proud Trust

The Welcome (Knutsford) Ltd

Transformation for Veterans

Transforming Lives Together

Transformotion DMP CIC

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council

Victoria Music Ltd

Vision Enhancement Services – Vision Support


Warrington Disability Partnership

Warrington Foodbank

Warrington Speak Up

Warrington Voluntary Action

Warrington Youth Club Limited

Warrington Youth for Christ

We Are Knutsford

West Cheshire Foodbank

WHAG (Women’s Housing Action Group)

Wishing Well Project

Working Title Artists Collective

Working Title Artists Collective

Worleston and District Parish Council