Austin Smith Small Grants Fund

Opening date: Monday 3rd August 2020
Closing date: Monday 17th August 2020 at 4pm

In its eighth successful year the Austin Smith Small Grants Fund continues to provide local people with funding to empower their communities. The Passionist Congregation and Liverpool City Council continue to have a unique partnership in supporting non for profit organisations and their neighbourhood.

This initiative started with L8 Law Centre wanting to honour the memory of Father Austin Smith who died in March 2011. Austin was a member of the Passionist Congregation and dedicated more than forty years of his life to the people in the City of Liverpool.

Grants will be awarded across Princes Park, Riverside and Picton wards to deliver a diverse variety of projects.

Who can apply?

Small not for profit community groups whose beneficiaries are predominantly from Riverside, Princes Park and Picton wards. Previous grant applicants can apply however priority will be given to new applicants.

How much is available?

You will be able to apply for a grant up to £350. We only accept one application per organisation per round.

The grant can be used:

  • to start new projects and activities
  • to increase levels of active citizenship, community pride and community activity
  • to contribute towards running an event, festival or community occasion
  • for inter-generational activities
  • for activities which may reduce isolation
  • for projects that will develop stronger communities
  • to help people work together to tackle issues in their neighbourhood
  • for projects that have long lasting benefits
  • to improve health and wellbeing

We cannot give grants:

  • to individuals
  • to projects which duplicate services
  • to fund staff salaries and management costs
  • to fund the purchase of vehicles or IT equipment
  • for general appeals, fundraising or overseas travel
  • schools or registered social landlords
  • for the purchase or consumption of alcohol

How to apply

Further information

If you need any further information please email austin.grants@liverpool.gov.uk or contact Cheryl Moorhead on 0151 233 7025.