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The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity established in 1993 with The Queen's consent to benefit a wide range of causes throughout the County Palatine of Lancaster – in effect, the three counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside.

The Fund's current practice in Lancashire is to make one-off grants to help with specific needs of individuals, organisations and voluntary groups throughout the community for purposes for which statutory funding is not available. For example grants to groups and organisations may be made for the provision of equipment or the refurbishment of premises but are not normally given to support running costs.

Applications to the Benevolent Fund – Lancashire

In Lancashire, the Fund is administered from the Lieutenancy Office in County Hall, Preston to which all applications should be made by letter (on headed paper) either by:-

• Post to the Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ, or
• Via email to lieutenancy@lancashire.gov.uk

Generally, applications are considered at the end of the month in which they are received.