23 Foundation

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Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Background Information: 

Jamie Carragher, Liverpool FC’s number 23 set up the 23 Foundation with the Community Foundation for Merseyside at the beginning of 2009 with the proceeds from his charitable Testimonial match and matched funds secured from the Government.

What is the focus of the fund: For this round, the 23 Foundation seeks to support groups working in the BOOTLE area, which have been adversely affected by the COVID pandemic.  It wants to help groups to get back on their feet and be able to restart their activities.  Groups need to be able to evidence a need for their project and show how they have been affected, either operationally or financially by COVID and that funding is required to save, resume or adapt their core activities. They need to be able to demonstrate that a small amount of funding will make a big difference to their local community

Priorities
The fund will prioritise those groups with low reserves and those groups who have been less successful in securing other grant funds over the last 12 months.

How much is available: 
The maximum grant available is £1500 and the total fund size is £12k

Who can apply:
Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, which includes CICs limited by guarantee and Social Enterprises. 

Which areas are covered: 
Groups working in the BOOTLE area only

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded


The closing date is Friday 14 May 2021.  The fund may close earlier if sufficient applications are received.


How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside’s website - www.cfmerseyside.org.uk and complete an online application form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.  You can now attach the documents to your online application, email them to applications@cflm.email or post them to the address below.  Individual applicants should follow the link to complete an electronic application form which can be saved and emailed back to us. Supporting documents can either be emailed to us or posted to us. 

Documents which need to be included with your application: 


The following items cannot be supported via the fund:


What happens next?

All completed applications are assessed by Community Foundation staff to confirm eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.

You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 6 weeks of the closing date.


For further information, please contact Joan Ford, Community Philanthropy Manager at:

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,

Liverpool, L1 3DN

T: 0151 294 4756   Email: joan.ford@cflm.email

Note - to donate to the 23 Foundation, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/The23foundation

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