Background Information: The Mark McQueen Foundation has been set up by the McQueen family from Liverpool in loving memory of their son Mark.
What is the focus of the fund: The Foundation aims to support young men struggling with emotional and mental health issues with the ultimate aim of helping to reduce the rate of male suicide in the area.
How much is available: There are 3 levels of funding available to apply for which are as follows;
Who can apply:Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, which includes CICs and social enterprises
Which areas are covered: Merseyside wide covering all boroughs
When it the closing date: The deadline for applications is Friday 6th October 2023 but due to a limited budget the fund will close earlier if sufficient applications are received.
Any special criteria: Priority will be given to projects working with young men, and projects which provide rapid, immediate and early responses and intervention for men presenting with suicidal ideation.
Existing work may be funded where there is proven need for it although we cannot meet current costs where work is funded by other sources. Rent and other office type costs may be considered where they are part of a distinct project that funding is being requested for.
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:
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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.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 attach the documents to your online application or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents which need to be included with your application:
1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution
2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
4. A list of your Trustees/Directors/Management Committee members
5. A copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure about what you need please contact the Community Foundation for help (details below)
NB: If you have applied to us previously and have already submitted copies of the above documents, you do not need to send them in again. However, a bank statement is required with every application.
The following items 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 by mid-December.
For further information please contact:
Community Foundation for Merseyside
43 Hanover Street,
T: 0330 440 4900