Community Organisations Receive £10,000 From New Sefton Grant Scheme
Voluntary. community and faith (VCF) sector organisations across Sefton have been given a £10,000 funding boost from a new borough grant scheme.
15 groups received grants from £350 to £1,000 from Sefton 4 Good at a presentation ceremony held this week at Linacre Bridge Community Hub on Stanley Road in Bootle.
Sefton 4 Good was established by Sefton CVS to make it easier for borough residents and businesses to support local good causes by giving their money, resources, time and skills.
Some of the money raised so far is now being distributed via the new Sefton 4 Good Fund which is particularly aimed at small organisations, or collaborative projects that include small groups.
The fund aims to have a positive impact on local communities, and to help make the area a great place to live and work.
The recipients of the first grants include organisations that support Sefton older people, army veterans and multiple sclerosis sufferers.
The full list includes Ainsdale Community Care, Bootle and Litherland Guides, Crosby Scout and Guide Marina Club, Crossens Bowling Club, Fillies JFC , Linacre Mission Neighbourhood Centre, Liverpool Road Methodist Church in Southport and the MS Society Sefton Branch.
Other recipients include the Plaza Community Cinema, the Poppies Project at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Sefton Children’s Trust, Sefton Opera, Veterans in Sefton, Waterloo Community Association and Yarnigans.
The grant cheques were presented by Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, Cllr Trish Hardy, and Sefton CVS Chief Executive Angela White OBE.
Cllr Hardy commented: “I was delighted to attend this presentation ceremony – it’s always a pleasure to support our fantastic VCF sector in Sefton. The grants given out today will greatly benefit our local communities.”
Angela White added: “These awards will hopefully be the first of many similar Sefton 4 Good grants supporting the excellent work done by VCF sector organisations throughout the borough.”
For information on how to support Sefton 4 Good contact Nancy White on 0151 920 0726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.