Liverpool ONE Foundation (Programme 1)

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Please note - the "apply" option on this page is for Programme 1 (smaller grants to allow organisations to pilot/test new approaches and ideas to build evidence to use to potentially scale up future initiatives). To apply for Programme 2 of the Liverpool ONE Foundation Fund (larger grants over two years to support core delivery), please click here

The Community Foundation for Merseyside is pleased to announce the launch of the next round of the Liverpool ONE Foundation's Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme.

The Liverpool ONE Foundation’s aspiration is to achieve a decrease in the number of children and young people up to 25 years of age suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside and they 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 or remove the stigma currently associated with mental health problems.

What is the focus of the fund:

The primary focus of all projects should be on improving children and young people’s mental health and well-being and preventing the development of mental health problems. The Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support families and young children to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring.

Programme 1: Smaller grants to allow organisations to pilot/test new approaches and ideas to build evidence to use to potentially scale up future initiatives


Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

How much is available:

The aim of this programme is to give organisations the freedom to test out new projects without the need to meet strict outcome requirements. We want to hear about the intention of the project and its potential to be used as evidence to hopefully scale up in the future. Even if the end result means that the pilot cannot be developed furtherthe important element is sharing the learning with us and what has been gained from trialing the project. The total budget available for all grants in this programme is in the region of £50,000

Please note that you can only submit one application therefore we cannot accept applications from the same organisation to both programmes simultaneously.


Which areas are covered: 

Any special criteria: 

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2020 at 4pm.


How to apply?

Complete the relevant Liverpool ONE Foundation online application form:

- Programme 1 :

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 late February/early March 2020.

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