Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

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

Do You Need a Volunteer Chef?

A trained chef, wanting to give something back to the community, is looking to volunteer in the evening and weekends. If you could make use of this volunteer offer please call Lindsey on 0151 489 1222 or email with your details.

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:

Working Better Together

Working Better Together, Thursday 29th Jun 2017 at 09:30 – 11.30am.

This Working Better Together event is part of a series of work, activity and created space to open and progress the dialogue and joint work between the Social Sector in Knowsley and Knowsley Council to achieve a shared vision for Knowsley, together. The event is attended by key Council decision makers in partnership with KCVS.

The Tempist – MATE Productions

Multi-award winning MATE Productions launch their 2017 outdoor tour of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed and produced by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca in partnership with the Shakespeare North Trust and in association with the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company).

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.

KMBC -What Issues Should Scrutiny Look At?

The Council’s Scrutiny Committees would like to hear your views about what issues affect you in Knowsley. Previous reviews have included dementia services and environmental services.

New To Impact Management?

Join Social Value UK (SVUK) for a fun and informative workshop on 15th June. They can pay you £300 for your participation too!