Funding body information

St Helens Council

Contact Centre
Wesley House
Corporation Street
WA10 1HF
01744 676789

Point of contact:

Community Grants Team, 01744 621530,


St Helens Council provides a grants to voluntary and community organisations active in the area. Support is Available for both project costs and core running costs.

The Core Funding Support and Small Core Funding Support elements of the programme can provide organisations with help towards running costs. In respect of Small Core Funding support an award maybe made to contribute up to £2,500.

For further details please contact the Community Grants team on 01744 621530.

Full details on all of these programmes can be found here.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Halton and St Helens CVS

Voluntary sector funding is managed by the Community Grants team, which is located under the following path on the council's website:

What we do- Council, meetings and democracy- Council budgets and spending- Local Transparency- Grants to voluntary and coommunity bodies

The information provided in this section is both clear and comprehensive and includes contact details and deadlines for all grant programmes running.

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