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Updates from Community Foundation for Merseyside

ACC Liverpool launch staff fund

We are delighted that ACC (Convention Centre) Liverpool is the latest donor to be working with the Community Foundation for Merseyside. Any donations they make are a result of the tremendous fundraising activities of the ACC Liverpool staff.                                                

The focus on the Merseyside area will be the following priorities (in-line with Merseyside Vital Sign themes)
• Children, young people and families
• Social isolation
• Education and learning
• Communities
• Housing and homelessness

Congratulations to all the staff on their continuous hard work fundraising and we look forward to working with you to launch the ACC Liverpool Foundation and distribute grants across Merseyside.

Visit to Sanctuary Family Support

As part of sponsorship for the 2013 Spirit of Merseyside Awards we committed to providing opportunities for our sponsors to visit an award winning project we have supported to see first hand the difference they are making and the positive impact they are having on the communities of Merseyside. We visited the Health and Wellbeing winners, Sanctuary Family Support, a group that provides mandatory support, advice and crisis counselling for families in Merseyside suffering from substance misuse. This project fits with our Health and Wellbeing agenda identified in our Merseyside Vital Signs report.

The visit provided our sponsors with an insight into the services that Sanctuary Family Support provide and we also had the opportunity to hear first hand real stories from the carers- this was very emotional and inspiring. Sam Evans, Hill Dickinson, "The project visit was extremely emotional, enlightening and inspiring. The staff and volunteers at Sanctuary work tirelessly to provide an invaluable service and the service users provided some tragic but heart-warming and inspiring stories. Thank you to the Community Foundation for facilitating the visit, as visits like this are vital to making people aware of the essential and often invisible work that’s goes on their community every day". We will be hosting further visits this year to give sponsors the opportunity to learn about other projects we support that fit into different themes identified in our Merseyside Vital Signs report. If you would like to learn more about our project visits then please contact Lauren Malone at

23 Foundation's Macy on ITV

Young Macy Clarke has been supported by the 23 Foundation since November 2012 with funding to assist with finances as Macy's tennis hours increase to support her aim of moving from regional to national tennis playing level.

Macy joined Jamie Carragher in an interview broadcasted by ITV. Click on the link below to watch the interview.

Spirit of Merseyside Awards 2013

The Spirit of Merseyside Awards 2013  

 We are delighted to announce our eighth Spirit of Merseyside Awards took place on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at the unique venue Camp and Furnace, Liverpool.

The evening celebrated the impact that the community and voluntary sector of Merseyside has had on local communities over the past twelve months. 

Sponsoring the event was BHP Billiton; BW MacFarlane & Jackson Canter; Hill Dickinson; Kenyon Fraser; Liverpool One; Medicash; Peel Ports Group; Shop Direct

The Winners of the evening were:
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year - Liverpool One

Philanthropist of the Year -
Lesley Martin-Wright

Environmental Impact Award – That Bloomin Green Triangle

Health and Wellbeing Award – Sanctuary Family Support 

Older Persons Project Award – Liverpool Lighthouse

Community Cohesion Award – Netherley Valley Youth Angling Project

Social Enterprise Award – Stray Cat Media 

Children, Young People and Families Award – North City Play 

Unsung Hero Award - Bob Forester

Project of the Year – Stray Cat Media

To see more about this groups project please visit their blogs below::