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Fund it Forward

We are delighted to have awarded nearly £160,000 in grants to 12 organisations, thanks to our most recent major grants programme ‘Fund it Forward’. The programme was designed to support charities looking to focus on creating long-term impact through the work that they do.

From community mentoring for young care leavers in Warrington, to a Blacon hub for older people to reduce isolation, the successful applicants are many and varied. But they all have one thing in common – a long-term plan to break the cycle of deprivation.

By far the biggest ask we get from charities all over Cheshire and Warrington is the need for longer-term funding. That’s what enables them to think and plan. It allows them to test out new approaches, to focus on their strategy and really get underneath what will deliver the change they’re trying to make. That was the rationale for Fund it Forward: to look for projects which were keen to work on a longer-term basis. We had some cracking applications and we’re delighted to be supporting a real range of activities which are all about long-term impact – from programmes to help young people build skills for their working lives through theatre and bespoke support for carers of people living with dementia, to using sport to help build a sense of belonging for those experiencing homelessness. We’ll be bringing all of the successful projects together to share their learning in 2024. Our goal after year one is to provide continuation funding – allowing projects to keep progressing and doing what they do really effectively.

Claire Rick
Head of Grants Programmes and Impact

These grants were made possible by our incredible donors, who we matched with the projects we knew would meet their giving aims. Whether that’s a passion for reducing isolation, or a mission to help young people reach their potential, we made sure every approved project was backed by a donor who really cares.


If you’re considering joining our team of amazing, generous supporters and donors, contact us to hear about the ways we can collaborate for a stronger, fairer Cheshire and Warrington.