New funding available for local groups in Merseyside.
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
The Corporate Volunteer Network (CVN) have put together a survey to allow the third sector to better understand the current corporate volunteering landscape and attitudes towards and the value of it. This is your chance to shape discussion in the sector and be a part of a piece of work that will hopefully provide some practical tips to help to improve corporate volunteering offerings.
The survey can be found here. Responses are due by the 28th of July. It should take 15-20 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous.
Eaga Charitable Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty. We aim to promote a sound evidence base to underpin decision-making in relation to the public’s health and wellbeing and combatting fuel poverty. We encourage effective action to ensure fair access to energy services and reduced health inequalities for all groups in society.
The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment.
First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations. We manage this fund on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. Funding packages of up to £30,000* are available (90% loan and 10% grant). The loan element is charged at 5% (fixed) to be repaid over a period of 4 years with an optional capital holiday for the first year.
The Fund aims to support people aged 60+ and can consider community projects that focus on supporting health and well being, tackle social isolation or help people to learn a new skill/develop an interest.
The Wolfson Foundation funds new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. This funding tends to focus on enhancing care, providing better opportunities and improving quality of life. The Foundation has awarded over £35 million to more than 200 different organisations over the last ten years.
The Foundation’s funding in this area is focussed on three themes:
Palliative Care and Hospices
Transitions and Independence
The quadstar award will provide grants and mentoring to innovative and dynamic charities and social enterprise projects that focus on helping children and young people thrive.
Through grants of up to £10,000 we will support a wide range of ideas that help children and young people in their development and well-being. We particularly focus on activities that support children and young people’s happiness and confidence as an antidote to modern pressures and to support their opportunities and aspirations through activities such as sport, creative arts and outdoor adventures.
Projects we support should be working towards one or more of the following outcomes
Improving children and young people’s emotional resilience and mental wellbeing
Increasing children and young people’s opportunities
Empowering children and young people to become more confident and pursue their aspirations.