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Updates from Community Foundation for Merseyside

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Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund invest in the health and well-being of residents in your communities

We are delighted to announce Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, leading provider of community health services in the North West of England is the latest donor to be working with the Community Foundation for Merseyside to distribute funding to projects that help to improve the health and well-being of people living in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan, Halton and St Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Tameside, Trafford, Glossop, Stockport and Western Cheshire.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched the Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund and look to hold their first panel in February 2015.

Staff, patients and volunteers at Bridgewater are passionate about giving something back into the communities in which they live and work and, are geared up for a number of exciting fundraising activities in 2015, including the Chief Operating Officer Colin Scales kayaking the Bridgewater canal. All monies raised through fundraising will go straight to communities for their benefit.

Jon Wells, Communications Manager at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust comments, “The fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside has been newly established to raise money for direct redistribution into the communities in which we live and work. The main objective and priority is to fundraise monies to distribute small grants to local community groups who deliver activities to improve the health and well-being of residents in their local areas. Fundraising activities are well under-way and we are excited to host our first panel early this year”. 

The fund is open to community groups, voluntary and other not for profit organisations with charitable objectives based in one of the following areas: Ashton, Leigh and Wigan, Halton and St Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Tameside, Trafford, Glossop, Stockport and Western Cheshire.

Once the Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund is open for applications all information on eligibility, criteria and how to apply will be on our ‘Apply’ section on the website.

To support the Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund’s first fundraising activity please click on the link https://www.justgiving.com/Colin-Scales1/

Weston Charity Awards Launched

The Garfield Weston Foundation have announced that in 2015 the Weston Charity Awards will be extending across the North of England.

The awards are focused on celebrating and supporting excellent charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community.

Building on the success of the first awards in the North East, they are now expanding the awards across the North and aim to have 12 award holders in 2015.

Applications are open from the 1st December and the closing date is the 30th January 2015.

If you are an ambitious charity in the North of England, are making a difference to people in need and would like to develop your work further, wThe Weston Charity Awards would love to hear from you.

For an information flyer click here and to visit the website please visit http://www.westoncharityawards.org

23 Foundation's Macy on ITV

Young Macy Clarke has been supported by the 23 Foundation since November 2012 with funding to assist with finances as Macy's tennis hours increase to support her aim of moving from regional to national tennis playing level.

Macy joined Jamie Carragher in an interview broadcasted by ITV. Click on the link below to watch the interview.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-01-14/liverpool-legend-carragher-backs-young-tennis-player/