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 as European Capital of Culture. To celebrate, The ACC Liverpool Group fundraising champions have set a target to raise and donate £10,000 throughout 2018 and support 10 charitable organisations.

What are the objects of the fund: The fund wishes to encourage local community groups and voluntary organisations to apply for grants for projects aimed at supporting and targeting children, young people and families, social isolation, education and learning, communities and housing and homelessness.

How much is available: The budget is £5000 and the Foundation is looking to fund five projects of up to £1000 that clearly meet their criteria and can make a significant impact in the community. The deadline for applications is 6th November 2018 however as there are limited funds available and we do not want to disappoint too many applicants the fund may close earlier so we recommend you apply as soon as possible and we will keep you updated via our website and social media.

Which areas are covered: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral

How to apply: Please visit www.cfmerseyside.org.uk to complete an online application. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below within 7 days. If these are not submitted within 7 days we will withdraw your application. You can now attach the documents to your online application, email them to applications@cflm.email or post them to the address below.
• Governing Document
• Annual accounts
• Safeguarding policy
• Your organisations recent bank statement

The following items cannot be supported via the fund:
• Public sector organisations or those controlled wholly or in part , e.g. local authority, primary care trust
• National organisations that cannot demonstrate local governance and control of local finances
• Commercial ventures
• Purchase/maintenance of vehicles
• Regional or local offices of a national organisation
• Activities that will have already taken place before we offer you a grant
• Politically connected or exclusively religious activities
• Projects for personal profit
• Trophies and medals
• Organisations that are set up for the benefit of animals or plants: environmental groups that work with animals or the environment (such as city farms) are acceptable
• Groups comprising just one family
• Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility
• Debts and other liabilities
• Reclaimable VAT
• Travel outside UK
• Gifts or projects exclusively for the purpose of entertaining – social events can be funded where there is a clear community benefit

How are Decisions made?
Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying, and a decision making panel comprising The ACC Liverpool Group staff will consider and make recommendations on all applications.

Timescales:
You will usually be notified of the decision within 2 weeks of the panel which will be held early December 2018.