Volunteers needed to help improve local people's computer skills

New Liverpool City Region project Include-IT Mersey seeks volunteer digital champions to work in local communities. 

Commissioner reopens fund to help communities prevent crime

Organisations which help to reduce crime and protect communities in Merseyside are being invited to apply for a share of a fund aimed at helping building stronger, safer communities.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Young Person's Drop In

Young person's drop in for emotional health and wellbeing: Star Centre opening times.

Funding for Crime Prevention and Community Safety

The fund aims to work with voluntary bodies and community groups in Merseyside to support community safety, crime prevention and security initiatives in their locality.

CROWDFUNDING APPEAL: Let's Help Feed Sefton's Children Over The Summer Holidays

Please help local groups provide school meals to those in need over the school holidays...

PCC releases £45,000 to help young people make right choices

Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being given the chance to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term, thanks to Merseyside’s Police Commissioner.


Liverpool ONE Foundation now open

After a pause in grant making in 2016, a full review of the Foundation was undertaken. We are now pleased to announce that the Liverpool ONE Foundation is now open for applications!

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Our friends at Wirral Connect are currently offering a Education and Training course which is heavily discounted for local charities!

Jamie Carragher's Foundation to help local causes

The organisations receiving a share of the donation are Bootle Salvation Army, The Venus Centre and The Bosco House Society.

Neonatal Virtual Visiting Pilot Underway at Alder Hey

New parents Michelle and Gary Asquith became the first family to benefit from “The Lydia Project”, kindly funded by The 23 Foundation, when it was piloted earlier this month.

Mark Carney and Business Leaders prioritise equality with the Community Foundations

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, prioritised equality with business leaders from across the North West region at a Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside hosted meeting today.

A message from our Chair

A message from our chair, Arthur Robers, to friends, partners and supporters of the Community Foundation.

Funding we have awarded: October to December 2016

Chairties, individuals, voluntary and community groups that have been awarded funding from the Community Foundation from October 2016 to December 2016.

Podcast: Exclusive interview with Cherie Blair

We caught up with her in to ask why she supports the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

Case Study HEADS UP

Thinking Film Ltd returns with a series of thought provoking short films from a diverse range of men across Merseyside who share their stories and experiences of mental health issues. 

Big Potential Fund

Big Potential, a Big Lottery Fund grant fund, is delivering approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to charities and social enterprises with the aim of improving their sustainability, capacity and scale and enabling them to deliver greater social impact.

Commissioner awards £45,000 to help keep communities safe this Bonfire Night

More than 12,000 young people will be able to join projects which help to keep them away from dangerous activities this Halloween and Bonfire Night, thanks to funding raised by the police from the sale of stolen goods.


First UK bank in Crowdfunding partnership

For the first time, one of the UK’s leading banks is partnering with a crowdfunding platform in an innovative collaboration to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.

Case Study Out of Touch

In 2015 the Liverpool ONE Foundation awarded Thinking Film Ltd funding for an exceptional project working with young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) people, across Merseyside, who have experienced Homophobic, Biphobic or Transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Charity giving report unveils biggest issues to support

 The North West’s leading philanthropy hub, the Community Foundation for Merseyside has today published a report unveiling 38% of communities across the City Region rate community spirit as strong. However, the report also unveils people living in City Region have one of the lowest life expectancy rates in England

Case Study Twin Vision

Twin Vision worked with bereaved children and young people from across Merseyside which gave then a unique opportunity to make animations which celebrated positive memories of each of their loved ones.

Case Study BMX BOX

Funded by the Liverpool ONE Foundation in March 2016, BMX BOX is social enterprise Peloton’s latest community project.

Lotus Brook Case Study

Lotus Brook Ltd offer educational workshops to people interested in growing food in small spaces.  We were delighted to be invited to the Bale Beautification day earlier this month! The event was proudly funded through the Hill Dickinson Foundation. 

The EU Referendum

The result of the EU referendum is yet to be fully understood, however the Community Foundations have already been assessing the effects on its work in communities to plan for the coming months and years in a new landscape.

Her Majesty the Queen honours Shop Direct supported group, Xplode Magazine

Xplode Magazine who work across the UK assisting 12 to 22 year olds with their employability skills, have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Your Cause Your Way

Professional Footballers Association teams up with leading charity network to launch new giving initiative for players

Voluntary Sector Partnership welcomes new Chair

Voluntary Sector Partnership welcomes new chair, starts work on a devolution manifesto for Liverpool City Region. 

Liverpool ONE Foundation Update

Community Foundation for Merseyside is delighted to announce the financial supporters of the Liverpool ONE Foundation have made a further five year commitment to continue their support of the Foundation and the communities throughout the Liverpool City Region, including Halton....

Halton Foundation - new business and charity partnership launched

‘Halton Foundation’, a new partnership between local businesses and the voluntary sector, was launched at Runcorn’s Heath Business Park today. (Wednesday 24 February)

Catalyst Performing Arts uses Police Property Act funding to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking in a creative and innovative way.

Catalyst delivers a variety of arts-based workshops to young people aged between 12 and 24 years from socially disadvantaged backgrounds who are often low achievers at school. 

The Art of Philanthropy

In December, the Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fellowship hosted an event at the Unity Theatre with special guest and patron Cherie Blair.

Mark Carney and Business Leaders prioritise equality with the Community Foundations

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, prioritised equality with business leaders from across the North West region at a Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside hosted meeting today.

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