News From KCVS

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. 

Nominations for the 2018 MIB Awards are now open

Do you know of an excellent eatery, a brilliant boss, or a cool cultural hot-spot that deserves some recognition? Entries are now open for the 6th Merseyside Independent Business Awards, presented by Moorcrofts Solicitors. There are 16 different awards up for grabs,...

Universal Credit roll-out in Knowsley

Universal Credit is being introduced to Huyton and Kirkby Job Centres this week, with other postcode areas following in June and September 2018. The Council’s Universal Credit webpage has been updated and provides further detail of the changes and the support...

A message from the Chief Operating Officer

Dear Sector Colleague Knowsley CVS has worked hard over the last 18 months to re-imagine and innovate our Local Infrastructure Support offer to the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector in Knowsley (Social Sector). This has...

GDPR – update

It was great to see so many of your there yesterday for the GDPR training that took place at Knowsley Youth Mutual. We've had some great feedback and as promised here are the resources that were mentioned in yesterday's session. This is the area on the ICO website...

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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