Austin Smith Small Grants Fund

Opening date: Monday 5th June 2017
Closing date:  Friday 23rd June 2017 at 12.00 noon

In its fifth successful year, Liverpool City Council, the L8 Law Centre and the Passionist Church are opening the above grant funding programme. The grant fund is for grass root community groups with projects that benefit people in the Princes Park, Riverside and Picton. The Fund was set up in the memory of Austin Smith a Passionist priest and community activist who dedicated his time to serving the local community. Father Austin died in March 2011.


What is the amount of grant available?

You will be able to apply for a grant up to £350 per organisation.

Who can apply?

Small not for profit community groups whose beneficiaries will be predominantly from in and around Prince Park, Picton and Riverside. Previous grant applicants can apply however precedence will be given to new applications.

What you will need to apply

  • a governing document.
  • a bank account in the name of the organisation with two unrelated cheque signatories (do not send details in with application).

What the grants are to be used for?

  • help start, new small projects and activities
  • youth activities/projects
  • contribute towards the running of an event, festival or other special occasion which will promote community involvement
  • help groups who deliver inter-generational activities especially those which may reduce isolation
  • help projects that will develop stronger communities and people working together to tackle issues in their neighbourhood
  • help projects that have long lasting benefits

Small grants will not be awarded for:

  • applications from individuals
  • staff salaries & management costs
  • purchase of vehicles/IT equipment
  • general appeals/fundraising/overseas travel
  • schools/registered social landlords
  • purchase or consumption of alcohol

How to apply

If you need any further information please contact 0151 233 7020, or email