Liverpool ONE Foundation Small Grants

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Liverpool ONE Foundation grant-making programme. Liverpool ONE, with support from the Community Foundation for Merseyside, have taken time to review their giving and align it with the needs of the local community, following this plan to take a more dynamic and less conventional approach.  

Adopting a long-term approach, the aims of the Liverpool ONE Foundation are to demonstrate a decrease in the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside.  As part of their wider plans, the Foundation wishes to deliver a pilot open-grants programme demonstrating how voluntary and community sector organisations can support the prevention of mental health problems in children and young people and improve their mental wellbeing. The Foundation will be looking to support projects that decrease the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems, raise awareness of mental health issues and projects that help to remove the stigma currently associated with mental health problems or the promotion of mental wellbeing.


What is the focus of the fund:  The Liverpool ONE Foundation aims to improve the lives of local children and young people up to 21 years of age. The main focus of any potential projects should be on the prevention of mental health problems.

Fund priorities: The Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support children and young people to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring.


Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

How much is available:
  1. Grants are available for project related costs for up to £5,000
  2. Grants are available for upto £20,000 a year over a period of three years to support running costs for projects that are currently focusing on the prevention of children and young people mental health problems and the promotion of mental wellbeing.

Which areas are covered: Merseyside and Halton 

Any special criteria: 

The closing date is 18th August 2017.

Please note that the total budget available for small grants is £40,000 to support project-related costs of up to £5,000. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as if we are significantly oversubscribed we will close the fund early so we don’t disappoint too many applicants. If this is the case, we will use our social media channels and website to notify you.

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