News From KCVS


LCVS administers the Charity and the fund supports registered charities from within Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, particularly favouring:

Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups,
Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers

Opportunity for £,2,500 Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS)

The Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (or GBVS) is part of a government plan to get more businesses connected to full fibre broadband and it will provide vouchers worth £2,500 to enable small businesses to connect to the service that have 249 employees or less.

Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places

Knowsley has an opportunity to apply for significant funding for a major new arts programme to take place across Knowsley over the next 4 years.

Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places funding offers significant arts investment to the areas across England which have the lowest arts participation. One of the main aims of this funding is to enable communities to have a say in arts commissioning for their neighbourhoods.

School For Social Entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for SSE’s biggest UK programme: the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund has grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 available to not-for-profit organisations that work with vulnerable young people and that have the potential to widen their impact.

The Foundation wants to fund organisations whose main purpose is about helping those in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging, and those who are most vulnerable.

The Allen Lane Foundation

The Allen Lane Foundation has announced a new Social Cohesion Programme, established to provide support to local communities.

Tesco Community Grants

Groundwork are supporting Tesco on three local community grant schemes, where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.

KCVS – Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 2.00pm on Thursday 21st March 2019 at Fusion 21, 2 Kings Business Park, Puma Court, Knowsley, L34 1PJ.

Celebrating 20 years of giving

This year, the Community Foundation for Merseyside is celebrating 20 years of giving.
Since 1999 we have been helping our donors achieve their strategic charitable giving by supporting local causes that matter to them, where there is most need and where it will have greatest impact. This year will be a year of thanks and celebration for what has been achieved so far. But more importantly it is about the future and how continue to make a difference to the lives of others.

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

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 community collaboration and cohesion

Fred Curran Trust 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 help beneficiaries to become more active.

Women First Fund

Women First Fund  are inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment. The fund is open to charities, social...

Thrive Access to Employment

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...

The John Paul Project – Support Veteran Wellbeing

The John Paul Project is a charitable service which aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of veterans and their families across the Liverpool City Region through targeted psychological therapies and support programmes. The services at the John Paul strive to address...

Free Second Hand Furniture Items

Go Green Social Responsibility would very much like to support you, there is a large number of second hand furniture items and small electrical items which we are keen to donate to local community groups and charities free of charge. 581704 Desk 581711 Desk 581703...

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 to improve the lives...

Knowsley Social Sector supporting each other

We are delighted that our member organisation Caring Connections is seeking to provide support to the local Sector in Knowsley and thank their CEO Paul Growney for this great offer. Caring Connections is a registered charity with over 27 years’ experience in...

Level 2 Winter Weather Alert 3rd- 5th January

Follow the tips below to ensure you stay safe during the cold weather:- • Have plenty of hot food and drinks. • Wear lots of thin layers (clothes made from cotton, wool or fleecy fibres). • Homes should be heated to the right temperature: at least 18°C (65˚F) • If you...

We Are Recruiting!

We are recruiting!  Knowsley CVS (KCVS) is delighted to announce we are growing our team of staff and trustees to accelerate our activity in 2019 and beyond. We have the following positions now available; Development and Partnerships Lead – closing date...

Funding Available For Community Businesses

Power to Change, the independent trust set up to support community business in England, has lots of new opportunities for support and funding coming up in 2019. Community energy projects can apply for up to £100,000 to develop new business models for community energy...

Level 2 Alert- severe cold weather between 14th-15th December

Level 2 Alert for a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 0600 on Friday 14 Dec and 2359 on Saturday 15 Dec in in the North West of England Follow the tips below to ensure you stay safe during the cold weather:- • Have plenty of hot food and drinks. • Wear...

The WO Street Transformation Fund Guidelines Merseyside

The aims of the WO Street Transformation Fund are to transform activities, enhance capacities and develop communities’ in line with the wishes of Mr. Street, the founder of the WO Street Foundation. The fund aims to encourage the community to take a proactive approach...

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 to improve the lives...

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 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.

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