Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust

Registered Charity Number 233241

Guidelines for Applicants

The Trustees concentrate their support largely on the following:


Charities benefiting women, girls, young people and families, who are economically deprived and/or socially excluded; Unpopular and neglected causes.

Most grants are for one year, although requests for 2 and 3 year grants will be considered.

Applications will be considered only from small or medium sized charities.

We ask organisations who have previously received a grant to wait two years before reapplying. All requests for a further grant must be accompanied by a report on how the previous grant was used.

Grants are made in the range £1000 to £3,000 for national and international grants, and up to £5,000 for merseyside grants. In exceptional cases grants may be higher.

Grant total in 2020/2021 was £356,618.