Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to registered charities and charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales working in the areas or agriculture, the environment, education, children and young people, financial hardship and the relief of sickness.

Application deadline: The application window for the Autumn 2024 Grants Panel opened on SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2024. No application deadline is available at the moment, but we’ll publish the date in the daily bulletin when it becomes available.
o FunderThe Delamere Dairy Foundation (founded 2020. Charity number 1191627.Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 December 2022: £68,475 (2021: £28,500)).
Who can applyregistered charities and charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales.
o Key wordsAgriculture, Environment, Children and Young People, Skills Development, Citizenship, Financial Hardship, Education, Health, Relief of Sickness, England, Scotland, Wales.

The Delamere Dairy Foundation, which was founded in 2020 and now in its 4th year of grant-making, is open to applications from registered charities and other organisations based in England, Scotland and Wales whose work benefits local communities, and whose purpose aligns with the Foundation’s key priorities of:

o The advancement of agriculture and environmental protection.
o The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society.
o The relief of financial hardship.
o The advancement of education, 
o The relief of sickness.

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. Each eligible charity and organisation may apply once per calendar year.

In its inaugural year of grant-making in 2020, the Trust funded 10 organisations. During 2021, 20 organisations were awarded a grant. These are listed on page 3 of the Trust’s annual accounts, while a number of examples of funded projects are provided on Delamere’s website (scroll down to the foot the page).

So far, the Foundation’s grant-making has indicated a preference for supporting projects in Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. However, the number and geographic scope of charities supported appears to be increasing as the Foundation develops its grant-making portfolio.

Further information, guidance and a short online application form is available on the Foundation’s website.

The Fund opened to applications on Saturday 1st June 2024. A deadline for applications isn’t currently available (we advise eligible organisations to apply as soon as possible), but we’ll publish details as soon as the deadline is available.