The Community Foundation for Merseyside Wellbeing Fund

What is the focus of the fund:  The Fund aims to support people aged 60+ and can consider community projects that focus on supporting health and wellbeing, tackle social isolation or help people to learn a new skill/develop an interest.


How much is available: Grants of up to £5000

Who can apply:Registered charities, community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, social enterprises


Which areas are covered: Merseyside wide (including Halton)


Any special notes: Priority for this fund is to support smaller grassroots organisations. The majority of beneficiaries must be aged over 60.


Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

-       Mental health awareness, advice and information

-       Support groups and help-line/counselling services

-       Healthy eating and cooking courses

-       Sports, dance, fitness projects

-       Friendship/buddy schemes

-       Regular group activities (including contribution to rent, instructor, transport costs)

Closing date: Friday 1st September 2017. Please note that decisions will be made in October so activities must take place after this.

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