Just under a quarter-of-a-million pounds is set to be distributed by Sefton Council to help community groups across the borough.

The money comes from the Community Support Fund – a one off pot of money released to support local organisations that provide valuable community services.

Some of the schemes set to benefit from the latest round of money includes:

  • £35,235 to Bath Street Tennis Club towards refurbishing the old Litherland library building.
  • £15,000 to SING for an older people’s project. The money will go towards an upgrade of the interior of their information Shop in Seaforth village and for equipment, resources and a contribution to running costs
  • £25,000 to St John and St James Church towards building costs for a community centre
  • £7,470 to Sefton Care Leavers Centre towards refurbishment costs of the new centre
  • £51,250 to Ykids for the Redi Family Project in Bootle
  • £30,000 to Linacre Bridge Community Hub for a digital inclusion project
  • £8,678 to Shy Lowen Horse and Pony Sanctuary to purchase equipment to continue the community activities they offer
  • £25,000 to Emmanuel Baptist Church towards refurbishment costs to develop a community cafe
  • £25,000 to Caradoc Kids Club for a minibus. Caradoc Kids was formed by a group of four local mums who wanted to make a difference to the kids in the community of Seaforth

All the schemes, totalling more than £222K, are set to be approved by Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member Communities and Environment.

She said: “Hopefully this money will go a long way to helping many groups provide services that are valuable to our local and resilient communities.

“In times when the council is really stretched financially, the Community Support Fund lets important community groups and organisations support local services and I am sure this money will be very well received.”

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