Meet the Funder: 22nd February 2018: Community Foundation for Merseyside/ John Moores Foundation


We are pleased to welcome Joan Ford – Community Foundation for Merseyside and Phil Godfrey from the John Moores Foundation to Wirral on the 22nd February for our first Meet the Funder for 2018.

The Meet the Funder sessions are an opportunity for organisations on Wirral to learn more about the funders, make a personal connection with the grant administrator and ask as many questions as they want to.  The session will run from 10am to 12:30pm.

Community Foundation for Merseyside administrate a number of funds throughout the year.

An independent charity that promotes local giving to address local disadvantage. Helping you support your community, the Community Foundation offers a wealth of experience, knowledge, expertise and bespoke advice to ensure that your giving has the greatest impact where it is most needed. Since 1999, we have distributed in excess of £39 million to charities and community groups in Merseyside. Our knowledge of the sector allows us to find and reach charities in our community, including lesser-known charities operating at a grassroots level; ensuring charitable awards create lasting change. We work as part of a national network of 46 UK Community Foundations that undertake a strategic and robust grant making service, which contributes to achieving maximum impact in local communities.

For more information and eligibility criteria please have a look at the website

John Moores Foundation

John Moores Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1964, that gives money to community organisations doing charitable work. We focus on funding projects based in Merseyside (including Skelmersdale, Halton, and Ellesmere Port) and Northern Ireland. We aim to enable people who face barriers, as a result of social, educational, physical, economic, cultural, geographical or other disadvantage, to improve their social conditions and quality of life. We do this by making grants to local groups that fall within our areas of interest as set out in this leaflet. Priority is given to small, grass-roots and volunteer driven organisations.  We are an enabling funder and would like to help groups achieve their targets and outcomes in their own way. If a group receives a grant from the Foundation, additional support may be offered to the group by our Community Groups Development worker in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning and trustee development, and by our Monitoring & Evaluation Worker to set up systems that best meet their needs, capacity, etc.

For more information and eligibility criteria please have a look at the website

To book onto the event please click here.


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