News From KCVS

Simple Steps to Keep Older Relatives and Friends Well This Winter

Make sure they have a well-stocked medicine cabinet, with remedies for high temperatures, coughs, colds, sore-throats and upset stomachs. Coughs and colds should begin to improve within a few days, but if you have any concerns take them to see their local pharmacist –...

Thrive Access to Employment

An accelerator for ambitious social ventures wanting to scale their impact Expressions of interest are now open for year 2 of ‘Thrive – Access to Employment’, an accelerator programme which provides intensive support to social ventures wanting to scale up quickly....

Next Generation Fund Is Now Open

Next Generation Fund is now open for the first round of applications until Sunday 13th January. It aims to fund genuinely sustainable, financially viable and innovative community businesses helping to raise the profile of place-based community energy activity with...

New programme launches to improve third sector access to European funds

Civil Society Involvement (CSI) will work to help third sector organisations access European Funding ahead of Brexit and to shape future legacy funds. The new programme has launched to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across England access...

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service – Princes Trust Programme

Free 12-Week Personal Development Course at Sites Across Merseyside & Wirral Make new friends. Make new friends Attend an outdoor activity residential Develop your employment skills Gain qualifications Get some work experience Have lots of fun Take up a challenge You...

Weather Ready 2018

‘Weather Ready’ Communications Plan 2018Summary The Met Office run an annual public information campaign which is aimed at raising awareness of, and encouraging the public to think about, risks associated with winter weather and the steps they could take to be better...

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme is now open for applications in your area. Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in your local area. The applications will...

The King’s Fund’s Cascading Leadership Programme Is Now Open

The programme, now in its third year, offers free support, advice and training to the leaders of health and wellbeing charities. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders. We are now offering a further 64 places on the 2019 programme....

Caring for Merseyside Awards

Caring for Merseyside Awards Awards celebrate Merseyside’s social care workforce New awards to honour ‘hidden heroes’ working in the care sector are being launched by a Merseyside charity. “The Caring for Merseyside Awards will recognise the brilliant work delivered...

The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation

The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation Background Information: The year 2018 marks 10 years since the opening of the arena and convention centre in 2008. The venue’s 10th Birthday also ties in with the city’s year-long plans to celebrate a decade since Liverpool’s reign...

Prescot Town Council- Equipment Bank

Prescot Town Council has launched an equipment bank for voluntary and community groups in Prescot who can access the equipment to support their activities and events free of charge....

Community Initiative Fund Guidance and Criteria

Community Initiative Funding (CIF) will be allocated by ComMutual to develop project initiatives that will benefit Liverpool Mutual Homes’ (LMH) tenants and their surrounding neighbourhoods. The initiative is focused on empowering people, which in turn helps to...

John Moores Foundation

John Moores Foundation As part of our commitment to quality improvement and accountability, we have launched an online survey. If you have ever applied or thought about applying to JMF for a grant, we'd love to know your opinion. Please go here to get started:...

Tilney Fund

The aim of the Tilney Fund in Merseyside and Halton is to make a significant, positive impact on young peoples lives by supporting educational initiatives, as well as health and wellbeing and employability projects in the local community.

Merseyside Women’s Fund

The Tampon Tax ​Community Fund ​aims​ ​to​ ​support​ ​women​ ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential. ​ The​ ​programme will benefit women and girls, investing in a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

Fantastic Resources Available From In Kind Direct

You can now access the fantastic resources available from In Kind Direct through Knowsley CVS… click on the link https://www.inkinddirect.org/ We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this service direct to the Social Sector in Knowsley. Founded in 1997 by...

Healthy Knowsley Service

Would you like support and advice to help make lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing? We offer a range of free and accessible services to support you to make healthier choices including:• One-to-one support •Five week healthy lifestyle course in a...

ROBY HUB – Age UK Mid Mersey Open Day

Roby Hub will be hosting an OPEN DAY–on Friday 28th September from 12:30pm onwards to celebrate their New Renovated Garden donated by Bellway Homes, supported by Swanside Councillors, KCVS, KMBC & Business’s that have supported their Action Days with donating...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants- Incredible Edible Knowsley

Knowsley Community Hub  have been put through for Tescos Bags of Help Grant and need your help in winnning funding.  This starts Saturday 1st September and ends October 31st. Put your blue token in the box to vote for us. The tokens are found at the tills and on the...

Justice and Equality Grants of up to £25,000 available

  Grants of up to £25,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ small grants programme. Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and...

P C Monitors – Free to Good Homes

Do you require P C Monitors? If so, courtesy of Morecrofts Solicitors, we have a number to donate to the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector in Knowsley.

The Community Business Fund

The Community Business Fund from independent trust, Power to Change, will open on Tuesday 11 September, offering grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to community businesses in England trading for the benefit of and accountable to their local communities. Organisations...

Job Opportunity at KCVS

We are recruiting for an Engagement and Insight Lead to lead on the delivery of the organisations outreach and engagement work with the Social Sector in the borough of Knowsley.

For Sale / To Let Knowsley Village Hall

Knowsley Council is seeking a purchaser or occupier for Knowsley Village Hall, a unique historic building in a rural village setting. An overview of the premises, together with the disposal options and potential uses are set out below. Local Area Context: Knowsley...

£45,000 Released for Halloween Youth Projects

Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being invited to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term, thanks to Merseyside’s Police Commissioner. Jane Kennedy has announced that she is once...

The Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund

The Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund over the next 2 financial years to organisations in England and Wales to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse. – The closing date for bids is 19 September 2018...

Building Connections Fund

Following the Prime Minister's and Minister for Sport and Civil Society's announcement to unlock £20m funding to tackle loneliness (as a part of Government's wider endorsement of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations) , a new £11.5 million Building Connections Fund...

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

Background The aim of this grant fund is to assist 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...

Fred Curran Trust Fund

What is the focus of the fund:  The Fred Curran Trust aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Knowsley. It wishes to fund projects delivered by charities, community groups and social enterprises that offer sporting opportunities to improve skills and...

Huyton with Roby Trust

What is the focus of the fund: to support a wide range of charitable projects that provide support, prevention and relief of poverty for people who live within the area of Huyton with Roby. Key fund criteria • Beneficiaries must be from Huyton with Roby within...

Hot Weather Alert – Alert Level 3

heatwave_25-07-18 (002) * Stay out of the sun. * Keep your home as cool as possible - shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. * Open windows when it is cooler at night. * Keep drinking fluids. * If there's anybody you know, for example an older...

High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund

High Sheriffs Poster - Final High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund Background Information: The fund aims to work with voluntary bodies and community groups in Merseyside to support community safety, crime prevention and security initiatives in their...

Merseyside Funding Information Portal

Latest Funding Updates from the Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP) Knowsley CVS is a partner in Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP).  This service provides the local sector in Knowsley with access to current funding opportunities as they open....

The Daneway Foundation Fund

Daneway Foundation Background Information: We are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of the Daneway Foundation, which is a fund administered and managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. What is the focus of the fund: The Daneway Foundation aims...

Building Connections Fund

NEW FUND Following the Prime Minister's and Minister for Sport and Civil Society's announcement to unlock £20m funding to tackle loneliness (as a part of Government's wider endorsement of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations) , a new £11.5 million Building...

Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference

Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference - Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018 - Liverpool - www.phe-events.org.uk/neic18 This year’s theme is 'what can devolution mean for the health and wellbeing of people and places across the North?’. Speakers...

Hot Weather Alert

* Stay out of the sun. * Keep your home as cool as possible - shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. * Open windows when it is cooler at night. * Keep drinking fluids. * If there's anybody you know, for example an older person living on...

Daneway Foundation

Daneway Foundation Background Information: We are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of the Daneway Foundation, which is a fund administered and managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. What is the focus of the fund: The Daneway...

Dementia Friendly Knowsley Survey Deadline Friday 29th June 2018

What is a ‘dementia-friendly community’? People living with dementia have told us that for them a “dementia-friendly community” is one which supports them to: • Carry on doing the same things they have always done, like going to the shops, getting on a bus, playing...

Hot Weather Alert

A Level 2 Alert (80% probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Tuesday 26th and 1800 on Thursday 28th July 2018 in the North West of England) has been issued: Follow the tips below to ensure you stay safe during the hot weather:- * Keep out of the sun between...

Big Lottery Reaching Community Fund Open For Applications

Big Lottery has relaunched its Reaching Communities Fund which provides flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities. The fund supports ideas that...

Short Breaks For Children With Disabilities – New Grants Applications

Knowsley Council is inviting applications for the latest round of short breaks grants.

The grants are aimed at providing financial support for groups in the local voluntary and community sector, enabling them to develop peer support and bespoke activities for children with disabilities and their families. 

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