OUR IMPACT in Merseyside.
The Community Foundation for Merseyside was established in 1999. In our 12 year history we have distributed almost £45 million to 9,000 individuals, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations on behalf of over 60 donors, philanthropists, funders and commissioners across all six Merseyside boroughs.
We carry out extensive research which helps us indentify needs in every borough across the county and we use this knowledge to help inform our donors in their grant making...
Did you Know....
In 2012 we worked with over 40 donors and distributed £1.4 million in grants to support 306 local community initiatives.
In 2011 we distributed almost £1.8million to communities of Merseyside which equates to £1.40 for every single person living in the region.
In the last year alone over 130,000 people have benefitted from Community Foundation funding which is one in every ten of Merseyside’s population.
In our 12 year history we have awarded grants to around 9,500 community groups and individuals so that’s about 1,583 in each borough of Merseyside!
Since we were established we have given out around £46 million in to the community which is enough to buy you 6 of the world’s most expensive cars or about half of Christiano Ronaldo. We think our money has been well spent!
Jamie's Soccer Schools
All Saints Catholic Primary School are delighted to have been chosen by Jamie Carragher’s Soccer Schools, in associated with the 23 Foundation to be one of six local schools to benefit from one year’s free football coaching. The school is determined to support and develop children in order to create a life long passion and desire to be active and stay healthy. This is achieved through the provision of many sporting activities and opportunities to participate in games and classes. Being apart of this project will give pupils a fantastic opportunity to build on existing skills learnt through the school’s Physical Education curriculum, as well as develop new ones through the high standard of coaching they will receive from Jamie Carragher’s Soccer Schools.
Head teacher Mrs Holleran comments, “We can’t thank Jamie enough for all he has done for the school and we are very lucky to be associated with the 23 Foundation”.
Opportunities presented by the 23 Foundation in particular Jamie Carragher’s Soccer Schools has enabled young people to build their confidence and passion for sports and has acted as a real incentive to strive and develop not only on the football field but in the classroom too. We are excited to hear more stories from the schools over the summer and if the enthusiasm and smiles is anything to go by from the children this can only be a fantastic thing to be apart of.
23 Foundation success!
23 Foundation grant recipient achieves success stateside!
Can Cook CIC
Speke-based Can Cook runs a cookery school, manages cafes and provides local families and young people, as well as those in prisons and hospitals, with cookery skills training. The award will help the enterprise to develop a ‘Kitchen Share’ incubator hub for small food businesses.
Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
Project of the Year 2012
The Open Door Centre
The Open Door Centre is a new project based in the Wirral that provides services for young people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety by identifying the underlying causes and providing practical solutions. Their aim is for the centre to become a safe haven where young people in the community can come and feel comfortable enough to talk about the issues that are dealing with. It has been embraced by a wide range of services and generally the community at large, and has reached people who were at a loss as to which direction to turn. Those who have completed the treatment have shown clear, tangible and measureable improvement in their mental health and overall wellbeing.
The judges felt this new project had not only clearly identified a need in the community, but had in a short space of time established itself as a valued and successful project. It has quickly demonstrated the benefits for the wellbeing of the people and community it serves. The judges have chosen this project as the overall winner for many reasons; this brand new initiative has been recognised for the tenacity of the project leader in driving this forward through its early stages and overcoming difficulties in an area where there was little provision. They felt this project showed innovation, has already achieved successes and unexpected outcomes, and above all the commitment from the project leader is inspiring.
Who will be our 'Project of the Year' at the 2013 Spirit of Merseyside Awards?