North West Summer 2024 Funding Round


The Fore is launching its North West Summer 2024 Funding Round. We are offering unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 to help small charities and social enterprises develop, grow or become more sustainable.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A grant of up to £30,000 of unrestricted funding over 1-3 years.
  • Access to free, highly skilled support provided by experienced professionals.
  • Access to our programme of skills training workshops, covering areas such as fundraising, communications, finance, strategy and more.
  • A fully funded place on an impact measurement course.
  • Access to peer networking opportunities.

Who is eligible to apply?

All registered charities, CIOs, CICs and CBSs with an annual income of under £500,000 and where the majority of beneficiaries are based in North West England are welcome to apply. This includes the following counties: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Please also take our eligibility quiz here.

Our grants are intended to create a step change for your organisation. What do you need to get to the next stage of your development? Our grant might help your organisation to grow, increase your staff capacity, become more sustainable or make your systems more efficient – we don’t mind, we just want you to be able to be better at what you do.

How to apply:

  1. You will need to register your interest in applying. Registration will be open for one week from 12pm on 28th March to 12pm on 4th April. During this time, please register your interest on our Apply for Funding webpage (this will take 2 to 3 minutes).
  2. On 5th April, all registered applicants will receive confirmation of whether they have been allocated a place on the funding round along with details of how to apply. If there are more applicants registered than places available, places will be allocated at random.
  3. Once you have received confirmation of your place on the funding round, write your application before the deadline of 5pm on Monday 29th April.

Please come along to our online information session on Thursday 21st March, 1pm to 2pm to understand how you can make the best possible application for funding.

You can sign up here. If you can’t make it on the day, please register if you would like to receive the recording after the event.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help – Please email us at

Kind regards,

The Fore

The Fore

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