Ray Messer Foundation – Community Foundation for Merseyside – Deadline 20th February 2018

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What is the focus of the fund:  The Foundation has two primary aims:

  1. To support children and young people aged 11-25 and can consider community projects that focus on mental health and wellbeing

–          Priority will be given to projects that support young people in crisis and prevention of suicide.

  1. To support older people and consider projects that help to reduce isolation, improve health, build friendships and help people to learn a new skill or develop a new interest.

How much is available: Grants of up to £1,000

Who can apply: Registered charities, community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, social enterprises

Which areas are covered: Merseyside wide

Any special criteria: As this fund is focusing on supporting smaller grassroots organisations, applicants must have an annual income of under £100K to be considered for this fund

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

–       Activities such sports, dance and fitness projects for older people

–       Health awareness, advice and information for older people

–       Healthy eating and cooking courses for older people

–       Support groups and counselling services for children or young people with mental health issues

–       Projects tackling the issue of bullying with young people

–       Crisis support for young people and their family

Closing date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

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