Background Information: Jamie Carragher, Liverpool FC’s number 23 set up the 23 Foundation with the Community Foundation for Merseyside at the beginning of 2009 with the proceeds from his charitable Testimonial match and matched funds secured from the Government. The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society and achieve their full potential by giving them an outlet through sport and education.
What is the focus of the fund: To fundindividuals who are looking to further their sporting career either through coaching and qualifications or via participating in sporting competitions.
How much is available: The maximum grant available is £1000
Who can apply: Individuals aged up to 25 residing in the Merseyside area, with priority given to individuals from Sefton
Any special criteria: Priority will be given to individuals who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Proof of residence will be required together with a letter of support from the relevant course provider or sporting team
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded
How to apply?
Click here to download and complete application form.
Documents which need to be included with your application:
What happens next?
All completed applications are assessed by Community Foundation staff to confirm 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. You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 6 weeks of the closing date. For further information, please contact Joan Ford, Community Philanthropy Manager at:
Community Foundation for Merseyside
Third Floor, Stanley Building,
43 Hanover Street,
Liverpool, L1 3DN
T: 0151 232 2444