Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services

News From KCVS

Knowsley CVS surgeries

Knowsley Illuminate Surgeries are held monthly (by appointment only) and provide our Membership with the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the pressing issues within their own organisation.  Held on a 1:1 basis, the surgeries provide an opportunity to...

Knowsley CVS Seminars

Knowsley CVS Illuminate Seminars are quarterly Sector exclusive events that bring the local Sector together with leading experts in their field.  Illuminate Seminars provide a bitesize Sector forum to mobilise local Sector collaborations, our collective...

The Knowsley Illuminate Classes

Knowsley CVS will be delivering a programme of classes shining a spotlight on issues affecting your organisation. Public speaking for quivering wrecks Using technology to become more efficient Raising revenue for your organisation Staying focused when working alone...

Knowsley Better Together – The Deal with the Social Sector

Over the past year Knowsley Council and Knowsley Community and Voluntary Services have been leading a process of engagement with the Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector (Social Sector), to talk about how we work together in the future, to achieve our joint aims and aspirations.

Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities.

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

The aim of this grant fund is to assist Knowsley based social enterprises, charities and community groups (“organisation”) to:-

• increase independence

• contribute to the local economic growth and social value

• improve community resilience

• contribute to greater community collaboration and cohesion

Postcode Community Trust (England, Scotland and Wales)

Postcode Community Trust will re-open for applications to its grants programme on the 1st August 2017.

Through its grants programme, the Trust will provide grants of £500 – £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes and healthy living initiatives that improve a community’s physical and mental health. Funding is available to registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000.

Previous projects supported include:

BigDeal? Get The Facts About Gambling

You are invited to the launch of the BigDeal Youth Outreach Programme for Sefton and Knowsley, to raise awareness of problem gambling and its impact on young people.

Each week 16% of young people are estimated to have gambled, compared with 5% who have smoked and 8% who have drank alcohol*. Evidence consistently shows that young people are disproportionately at risk of developing problems with gambling, as well as being harmed by the gambling of their family or friends.

Cash 4 Clubs

Grants are available for local sports clubs across the UK to provide additional opportunities for sporting activities, for example through the purchase of new equipment, improving facilities or providing training for coaches. Funding is available for both mainstream and minority sporting activities, providing that the sports club plays an active role in their local community.

The Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards 2017

The annual Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards will take place on Friday 13th October and celebrates some of the most talented and committed people in Knowsley who work hard to make a difference to people’s lives. Hosted by Radio City’s Steve Hothersall, the 13 categories (below) ensure that there is a focus on achievement and personal contribution through excellence in sports and culture.

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