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Merseyside charities to benefit from community safety programme

Charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding to make Merseyside a safer place to live and work. The High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund is encouraging charities to apply for funding to promote community safety.

The History of Community Foundations

Community Foundations have been in existence for over 100 years. Now a global, philanthropic movement operating in over 1,800 communities worldwide, they are the most identifiable form of structured community philanthropy.
 

Community Foundation for Merseyside proud to sponsor the Echo Awards

Merseyside is full of heroes – ordinary men, women, boys and girls who do extraordinary things – and this is your chance to salute them.

Community Foundation Launches Merseyside Women's Fund

The Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM) is delighted to announce the launch of the new Merseyside Women’s Fund after its national membership body UK Community Foundations (UKCF), secured a record £3.4 million award from the DCMS Tampon Scheme. This is the largest grant awarded to any organisation from this fund.  

CISI annual dinner raises sum of over £8,580 for the Community Foundation for Merseyside

Sir Terry Leahy reinforces the the important work of the Community Foundation for Merseyside at the recent CISI awards dinner  

Taking your data seriously

Commissioner urges community groups to work together to prevent crime

Organisations which will work together to help prevent crime and protect communities in Merseyside are being invited to apply for a share of a fund aimed at helping building stronger, safer communities.

ACC Liverpool Group Foundation

Applications now being taken for the ACC Liverpool Group Foundation. 

Garfield Weston Foundation: Weston Anniversary Fund

To celebrate the Foundation’s anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, the foundation is  excited to launch an additional grants scheme that will be open to applications from 5th January to 30th June 2018 exclusively – the Weston Anniversary Fund.

 

UK Community Foundations successful in bid for Tampon Tax Fund

UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4million from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. This is the largest grant awarded to any organisation from this fund.

Story Season at Liverpool ONE

Visitors of all ages are invited to Liverpool ONE to experience the magic of the written word.

Community Foundation for Merseyside proud category sponsor at the Echo Regional Business Awards

The Community Foundation for Merseyside is proud to sponsor the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Echo Regional Business Awards 2018.
 

Community Foundation for Merseyside a category sponsor for the Echo Environment Awards 2018

The Community Foundation for Merseyside is proud to be working with the Echo Environment Awards 2018.

The Florrie Presents Liverpool City Region Community Arts and Music Awards 2018 Sponsored by Commutual

The Awards are a great opportunity to share best practice, reward achievements, celebrate groups and organisations and recognise the importance and difference arts and music make to local communities.

 

Thanks a billion!

Community Foundations hit the one-billion-pound mark

Grassroots organisations are funded by PCC to help cut crime and protect communities

Thirteen grassroots organisations have been awarded a share of £135,000 from a fund run by Merseyside Police Commissioner’s for projects which are working to build safer communities.

 

Philanthropy Comes of Age

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and UK Community Foundations have published a report on the rise of donor advised giving in the UK

Community Paint Day

Age UK, a recent beneficiary of the Knowsley Foundation Enterprise Grant Fund, transforms a local community centre.

Police Commissioner awards £45,000 to help keep communities safe this Bonfire Night

More than 11,300 young people will benefit from projects which will keep them away from dangerous activities this Halloween and Bonfire Night, thanks to funding raised by the police from the sale of stolen goods.

Volunteers needed to help improve local people's computer skills

New Liverpool City Region project Include-IT Mersey seeks volunteer digital champions to work in local communities. 

Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Young Person's Drop In

Young person's drop in for emotional health and wellbeing: Star Centre opening times.

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Our friends at Wirral Connect are currently offering a Education and Training course which is heavily discounted for local charities!

Jamie Carragher's Foundation to help local causes

The organisations receiving a share of the donation are Bootle Salvation Army, The Venus Centre and The Bosco House Society.

Neonatal Virtual Visiting Pilot Underway at Alder Hey

New parents Michelle and Gary Asquith became the first family to benefit from “The Lydia Project”, kindly funded by The 23 Foundation, when it was piloted earlier this month.

Mark Carney and Business Leaders prioritise equality with the Community Foundations

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, prioritised equality with business leaders from across the North West region at a Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside hosted meeting today.

A message from our Chair

A message from our chair, Arthur Robers, to friends, partners and supporters of the Community Foundation.

Funding we have awarded: October to December 2016

Chairties, individuals, voluntary and community groups that have been awarded funding from the Community Foundation from October 2016 to December 2016.

Podcast: Exclusive interview with Cherie Blair

We caught up with her in to ask why she supports the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

Case Study HEADS UP

Thinking Film Ltd returns with a series of thought provoking short films from a diverse range of men across Merseyside who share their stories and experiences of mental health issues. 

Big Potential Fund

Big Potential, a Big Lottery Fund grant fund, is delivering approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to charities and social enterprises with the aim of improving their sustainability, capacity and scale and enabling them to deliver greater social impact.

Commissioner awards £45,000 to help keep communities safe this Bonfire Night

More than 12,000 young people will be able to join projects which help to keep them away from dangerous activities this Halloween and Bonfire Night, thanks to funding raised by the police from the sale of stolen goods.

 

First UK bank in Crowdfunding partnership

For the first time, one of the UK’s leading banks is partnering with a crowdfunding platform in an innovative collaboration to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.

Case Study Out of Touch

In 2015 the Liverpool ONE Foundation awarded Thinking Film Ltd funding for an exceptional project working with young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) people, across Merseyside, who have experienced Homophobic, Biphobic or Transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Charity giving report unveils biggest issues to support

 The North West’s leading philanthropy hub, the Community Foundation for Merseyside has today published a report unveiling 38% of communities across the City Region rate community spirit as strong. However, the report also unveils people living in City Region have one of the lowest life expectancy rates in England

Case Study Twin Vision

Twin Vision worked with bereaved children and young people from across Merseyside which gave then a unique opportunity to make animations which celebrated positive memories of each of their loved ones.

Case Study BMX BOX

Funded by the Liverpool ONE Foundation in March 2016, BMX BOX is social enterprise Peloton’s latest community project.

Lotus Brook Case Study

Lotus Brook Ltd offer educational workshops to people interested in growing food in small spaces.  We were delighted to be invited to the Bale Beautification day earlier this month! The event was proudly funded through the Hill Dickinson Foundation. 

The EU Referendum

The result of the EU referendum is yet to be fully understood, however the Community Foundations have already been assessing the effects on its work in communities to plan for the coming months and years in a new landscape.

Her Majesty the Queen honours Shop Direct supported group, Xplode Magazine

Xplode Magazine who work across the UK assisting 12 to 22 year olds with their employability skills, have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Your Cause Your Way

Professional Footballers Association teams up with leading charity network to launch new giving initiative for players

Voluntary Sector Partnership welcomes new Chair

Voluntary Sector Partnership welcomes new chair, starts work on a devolution manifesto for Liverpool City Region. 

Liverpool ONE Foundation Update

Community Foundation for Merseyside is delighted to announce the financial supporters of the Liverpool ONE Foundation have made a further five year commitment to continue their support of the Foundation and the communities throughout the Liverpool City Region, including Halton....

Halton Foundation - new business and charity partnership launched

‘Halton Foundation’, a new partnership between local businesses and the voluntary sector, was launched at Runcorn’s Heath Business Park today. (Wednesday 24 February)

Catalyst Performing Arts uses Police Property Act funding to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking in a creative and innovative way.

Catalyst delivers a variety of arts-based workshops to young people aged between 12 and 24 years from socially disadvantaged backgrounds who are often low achievers at school. 

The Art of Philanthropy

In December, the Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fellowship hosted an event at the Unity Theatre with special guest and patron Cherie Blair.

Mark Carney and Business Leaders prioritise equality with the Community Foundations

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, prioritised equality with business leaders from across the North West region at a Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside hosted meeting today.

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