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Updates from Community Foundation for Merseyside
Supporting Young Carers
Shocking new figures emerged today showing an 83% increase in young carers aged between 5-7 in the UK today. These children are providing unpaid care to loved ones and missing opportunities for education and development, something of which ...their friends may take for granted.
Here at the Community Foundation we are commited to work with organisations across Merseyside and Lancashire that are specialised in providing support and advice to young carers in the community.
We welcome you to learn about just two of the organisations we work with to support young carers in the community;
If you would like to get involved and support us you can donate here.
Free Fundraising Workshop
‘How to be proactive with fundraising in 2013 through Localgiving.com in partnership with Clancy Connection and Amber Consulting"
Where & When:
220-224 Liscard Road
Date: Thursday 13th June
Time: 9.30am- 1pm
Agenda for the workshop:
-‘Top 10 fundraising tips’ with Amber Consulting and Clancy Connections
-Introduction to Localgiving.com
-How to utilise Localgiving with your fundraising strategy for 2013
For more information or to register your place at the workshop please contact as soon as possible:
Localgiving.com Appeal Officer
C/o The Community Foundation for Merseyside/ Lancashire
0151 232 2429 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comic Relief Grant Advisor
Comic Relief are currently recruiting for Grant Advisors in the North West. If you are interested in applying please email your CV and a cover letter to UKGrants@comicrelief.com. The deadline for applying to this role is the end of play on Wednesday 15th May, they will notify shortlisted candidates by Thursday 23rd May. Interviews are looking to be held on the 29th May.
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It is Spring for a Year here in Merseyside!
Pledging to give a small amount each month to your favourite charity makes a huge difference to their ability to continue the great work they do in your community.
Knowing that £10 or more is coming in every month means small, local charities can:
• Become more financially sustainable
• Plan ahead with confidence
• Expand their services to the community
Through Localgiving.com it is simple to donate to your desired charity or community group by clicking on the Give Monthly button on your charity’s webpage and follow directions.
And to help local charities get more monthly support, beginning at 10AM on March 5, we’ll match monthly donations up to £10/month for a year to charities in the following areas only:
County Durham and Darlington
Liverpool and Merseyside
Please consider giving monthly – you’d be amazed at the impact your regular gift can have!
For more information please visit www.localgiving.com or email email@example.com today!
CFM Hosts Event at 10 Downing Street
January 2013The Community Foundation for Merseyside held an evening reception at 10 Downing Street, London earlier this week, hosted by Samantha Cameron.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 29 January, aimed to showcase the Community Foundation’s work on behalf of local charities, community groups and philanthropists to an invited audience of Merseyside’s business leaders, benefactors and donors.
Mrs Cameron welcomed the guests before Cathy Elliott, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation and Chris Bliss, Estate Director for Liverpool ONE and Community Foundation Supporter, each gave a short speech on the importance of charitable giving at this time.
Guests also had the opportunity to meet with staff from the Community Foundation for Merseyside and see a selection of short films of recent community projects that have been successfully supported, in order to find out more about the vital work that the charity carries out.
Cathy Elliott, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation said,
“The Community Foundation for Merseyside is dedicated to helping local people at a grassroots level. “
“Since we first launched in 1999, we have distributed over £45 million in grants to around 9,500 community groups and individuals across the region. Last year alone, we invested approximately £1.2 million into Merseyside in projects which are transforming local communities and improving lives.”
“I feel incredibly proud of these achievements, which have only been made possible through the generosity of our donors and are testament to the hard work and dedication of those in our sector.”
“I also want to say a huge thank you to Fort Vale Engineering, Hill Dickinson, The Horkin Group and Rathbones Investment Management for supporting this event and helping to make it possible.”
Launch of The Liverpool Tennis Foundation
The Community Foundation for Merseyside is delighted to be working with Northern Vision to launch their Liverpool Tennis Foundation. This new foundation will work with young people from across the region by engaging them in the sport as a way of promoting a healthy lifestyle, developing key skills and enhancing their sense of community. In this Olympic year we have all seen the positive benefits sport can have on both communities and individuals and The Liverpool Tennis Foundation aims to change the lives of thousands of local people.
This is a unique programme in the UK and will be working with key stakeholders such as Liverpool City Council and The Lawn Tennis Association to deliver a strategic programme of activities and events. The city has long enjoyed the success of the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament and this new foundation will build on this enthusiasm providing year round support to grassroots projects.
If you would like further information about The Liverpool Tennis Foundation please contact the Philanthropy Development Team on: 0151 232 2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2012 Newsletter
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Winter 2012 Newsletter