The Skelton family were originally from the Bolton area, and made their money from the thriving cotton and wool trade, but retired to Birkdale near Southport. Joseph, Charles, and Ann Skelton left money in their Wills to establish a fund, ‘The Skelton Bounty’, initially to care for their staff in retirement and then, support charities in Lancashire. 

Today the charity operates as an independent grant-making charity known as ‘The Skelton Charity’. We do not raise funds from the public or statutory sources. The income used for grant-making comes from the investment fund created from legacies of the Skelton family members.

The County of Lancashire in the 1930’s was much larger than Lancashire today and included much of today’s Greater Manchester and Merseyside too.

The charity is currently administered by:

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS)
Address: 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH
Telephone: 0151 227 5177 ext 3219 (Grants)

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