We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Liverpool ONE Foundation grant-making programme. Liverpool ONE, with support from the Community Foundation for Merseyside, have taken time to review their giving and align it with the needs of the local community, following this plan to take a more dynamic and less conventional approach.
Adopting a long-term approach, the aim of the Liverpool ONE Foundation is to demonstrate a decrease in the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside. As part of their wider plans, the Foundation wishes to pilot a small award fund with the purpose of nurturing innovation to help support the prevention of mental health problems in children and young people and improve their mental wellbeing. This fund will enable organisations to test ideas or concepts that may be deemed risky, or where results are not guaranteed, and although outcomes will be monitored, the focus will be on the new ideas and approaches as well as learning what worked well and what did not.
What is the focus of the Small Award Programme: The aim is to encourage innovation and test new ideas and approaches to determine what works and what doesn’t to help prevent the development of mental health problems and encourage mental wellbeing in children and young people aged up to 21 years of age.
How much is available: Grants are available for between £1,000 and £3,000
Which areas are covered: Merseyside and Halton
Any special criteria:
Budget: This is a rolling fund with a small budget of £10,000. Once sufficient applications have been received and the budget spent, Community Foundation will close the fund and potential applicants will be advised via social media channels and our website; however, we do envisage running the Small Award Fund again next year.