23 Foundation for Individuals

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.  The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society and achieve their full potential by giving them an outlet through sport and education.


What is the focus of the fund: To fund individuals who are looking to further their sporting career either through coaching and qualifications or via participating in sporting competitions.


How much is available: The maximum grant available is £1,000


Who can apply: Individuals aged up to 25 residing in the Merseyside area, with priority given to individuals from Sefton.


Any special criteria: Priority will be given to individuals who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Proof of residence will be required together with a letter of support from the relevant course provider or sporting team.


Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded


The closing date is Tuesday 30th January 2024.  The fund may close earlier if sufficient applications are received.

You should expect to hear the outcome of your application by end of April 2024. 

How to apply?

Please click this link to download the Application Form which can be saved and emailed back to us at applications@cflm.org.uk Supporting documents can either be emailed to us or posted to us. 


Documents which need to be included with your application:


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 by end of April 2024. For further information, please contact us direct:


Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,

Liverpool, L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900Email: applications@cflm.org.uk

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