What is the focus of the fund: The Momentum Foundation Fund is managed by the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside and is designed to principally benefit the communities located in the Liverpool City Region. For 2023, The Momentum Foundation will provide funding to support ecological improvements to community buildings.
How much is available: Grants of up to £3,000 are available
Which areas are covered: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral
Priorities: The fund will focus on helping the sustainability of organisations, who are supporting their local community who are facing difficulties with cost of living. The funding is aimed to help to reduce carbon emissions and utility bills of community assets.
The fund will cover the costs of the purchase and installation of ecological improvements to their buildings.
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded (this list is not exhaustive):
- Purchase of new boilers
- Installation of energy efficient lighting
- Double Glazing
- Alternative energy e.g. solar panels, solar power, ground sourcing pumps
- Improved insulation
Please note applicants must own their own buildings or have a lease for over five years.
Applicants will be expected to track savings made by the ecological improvements although assistance and guidance will be provided.
Closing date: 11th August
How to apply?
Please visit the Community Foundations 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 If you do not submit all the relevant documents within seven days your application will be withdrawn. You can attach the documents to your online application, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org uk or post them to the address below.
Documents which need to be included with your application:
1. A copy of your governing document
2. A copy of your latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
3. A list of your current Trustees/Directors/Management Committee (a minimum of three should be in place)
3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
4. A copy of your current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold the relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Disclosure and Barring System (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).
The following items cannot be supported via the fund:
- Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility
- National organisations that cannot demonstrate local governance and control of local finances
- Commercial ventures
- Companies Limited by Shares
- Purchase/maintenance of vehicles
- Activities that will have already taken place before we offer you a grant
- Politically connected or exclusively religious activities
- Projects for personal profit
- Organisations that are set up for the sole benefit of animals or plants
- Groups comprising just one family or those that have less than 3 Trustees/Management Committee members/Directors
- Debts and other liabilities
- Reclaimable VAT
- Travel outside UK
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.
For further information please contact us at:
Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside
43 Hanover Street,
T: 0330 440 4900