The aims of the WO Street Transformation Fund are to transform activities, enhance capacities and develop communities’ inline with the wishes of Mr. Street who was the founder of the WO Street Foundation. It aims to encourage the community to take a proactive approach to empower themselves and others to achieve social growth and make a difference.
Groups based and operating in Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens are eligible to apply but unfortunately as thefund covers the old Lancashire geographical boundaries Wirral groups cannot apply.
FUND CRITERIA & PRIORITIES
Whilst projects need to meet the fund priorities below, applicants also need to demonstrate how their projects are innovative and transformational, responding to new or developing ideas within the local community. Focus should be on supporting projects that are innovative and transformational whilst encouraging a proactive approach to developing / building capacity within the community
The wider WO Street Foundation priorities are for projects that advance education and tackle poverty helping in particular children and young people who are unable to meet their educational or living costs, as well as supporting projects for older, blind and disabled people and those who cannot afford medical or convalescent care.
Grants are available to small voluntary and community groups and organisations or individuals to help build and support initiatives that meet the priorities above and that have a lasting effect. The fund wishes to support new and innovative projects that can demonstrate engagement of the wider community, for example pilot projects, with applicants identifying what they are bringing to the project such as in kind support, skills or other funding.
Grants are available for £250 - £2500
WHO CAN APPLY?
Constituted and un-constituted groups including community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, community interest companies and social enterprises may apply. Applicants annual income must be less than £250,000.
This fund is also open to individuals for projects that are innovative and benefit the wider community.
EXTENDED DEADLINE for applications is 5pm 17th February however we recommend you apply as soon as possible. This is because there are limited funds available and we do not want to disappoint too many applicants. If we are significantly oversubscribed we plan to close the fund early but will publicise this via social media channels and our website. The grants panel is due to meet towards the middle of March with applicants being advised of decisions by the first week in April.
Download full criteria here