Feedback from the latest Meet the Funder: Wirral Care Foundation and BBC Children in Need


We recently had Sandra Scott from Wirral Care Foundation and Lydia Tither from BBC Children in Need.

They both updated us on their funds and shared useful information with the organisations that attended.

The Wirral Care Foundation is a very small fund with a total pot of £3000 per year.  The largest grant ever awarded was £750.

They were able to give 19 grants in 2017 to organisations who do not have access to large national grants.

They are based on the Wirral, but also support organisations based in Neston and Parkgate.  They aim to enhance the lives of people in Wirral.

The application form is a 2 side of the A4 paper.

If you are not eligible for funding they still might be able to help with some things.

The organisation also offer free dementia training and scam awareness training to anyone including groups and families.

If you are interested in applying contact [email protected]

BBC Children in Need

10 small grants and 7 large grants have been awarded to Wirral currently.

There is an eight-week turnaround (up to 12 weeks) and there are 4 deadlines a year for the small grants programme.  The next deadline is 13th May 2018.

The large grants programme is a two-stage programme, and a decision is reached in three weeks for stage one.  Grants are for over £10 000, however not many are over £140 000.

There is also funding for emergency essentials of £300 to individuals.  This is not for cash, but white goods, beds etc.  This is currently administered by Buttle UK, but has gone to tender so may be administered by someone else going forward.

The key to achieving funding from BBC Children in need is showing us your personal insights rather than quoting a mass of statistics.

Lydia can be contacted on 0303 082 8317 or [email protected]


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