Merseyside Community Investment Fund

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Background Information
: The Merseyside Community Investment Fund aims to bring together businesses, organisations and individuals to address urgent social issues whilst making a modest financial commitment, to collectively achieve a greater impact towards the improvement of our communities


What is the focus of the fund: The fund aims to support projects that may struggle to access funding from other sources.  This fund can be used to respond to local issues of concern to the community or pro-actively tackle an urgent social need. The panel is also keen to fund projects that fit in with the social themes identified in our recent Vital Signs report, which can be viewed on our website -

How much is available: up to £2,500

Which areas are covered: Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton.

Any special criteria:


NB: Priority will be given to the following:

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 18 August 2023, however, as there are limited funds available and we do not want to disappoint too many applicants, the fund may close earlier.

How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside’s website - 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn.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 or post them to the address below.


Documents which need to be included with your 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.


Decisions will be made in September 2023. You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 8 weeks of the closing date.


For further information, please contact


Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,

Liverpool, L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900

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