Liverpool ONE Foundation - Greener Futures Fund

The Greener Futures Fund is a new fund created by Grosvenor, Liverpool ONE and the Community Foundation for Merseyside. The aim of the Greener Futures Fund is to empower Young people in their communities to take local action on climate change.

The fund is part of Grosvenor Property UK’s new £1m+ community investment programme focused on communities & the climate emergency, Greener Futures. Aimed at improving lives in and around the places Grosvenor helps to make and manage, the programme will support training and job opportunities in the green economy, enable community-led climate action and support young people’s access to nature.

What is the focus of the fund:

Environmental social action led by young people that benefits the local environment, and might involve activities such as awareness raising, fundraising and volunteering which also has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and develop the skills of young people.

The primary focus is environmental action, though applications that are also able to explain a positive link and outcomes to children and young people’s mental health, will be considered particularly strong.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

-        Food growing and food waste prevention projects

-        Reuse/Recycling projects

-        Greening and/or wildlife habitats

-        Education and training projects relating to the local environment

-        Young people led research and awareness projects

-        Sustainable transport schemes such as bike loans

-        Supporting the community to switch to sustainable energy suppliers

-        Digital projects to enhance sustainability e.g. apps/websites that enable behaviour change or increase local awareness of climate action

How much is available:

Which areas are covered: 

Any special criteria: 

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th July 2022 at 4pm. (decisions will be made in August 2022)

How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundations for Merseyside’s website - and complete the relevant Liverpool ONE Foundation Greener Futures online application form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below. If relevant documents are not submitted within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.  Please attach your documents to your online application or email them to

Documents which need to be included with your application:

  1. A signed and dated copy of the group’s rules or constitution
  2. A list of your current Trustees/Directors/Management Committee members
  3. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
  4. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
  5. A signed and dated copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as DBS checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity.

The following cannot be supported via the fund:

What happens next?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check 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 2 weeks of the panel meeting which will be held in August 2022.

For further information please contact:

Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900 Email:

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