Background Information: The Merseyside Community Investment Fund (formerly known as the Merseyside 100 fund)aims to bring together businesses, organisations and individuals to address urgent social issues whilst making a modest financial commitment to collectively have a greater impact in the improvement of our communities
What is the focus of the fund: The fund aims to support projects that may struggle to access funding from other sources. As funding for this programme is unrestricted grants awarded from this fund can be used to respond to local issues of concern to the community or pro-actively tackle an urgent social need. The panel is also keen to fund projects that fit in with the social themes identified in our recent Vital Signs report, which can be viewed at http://www.cfmerseyside.org.uk/knowledge/vital-signs-2015
How much is available: up to £1000 (or more in exceptional circumstances). The total budget available is £12k so the fund will be closed when an oversubscription ration of 3:1 has been received.
Which areas are covered: Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton
Any special criteria: Download full criteria here
NB: Priority will be given to the following:
The closing date is 19 August 2016 – this may be earlier depending on the number of applications received (as mentioned above)