Community initiatives, grants and funding
Coronavirus update - help and funding
LCVS has a compiled a list of coronavirus response funding sources for community and voluntary sector organisations. Find out more
Community projects we fund
The Grants and Performance Team work with charity and voluntary sector organisations across the city.
Community Resource Grant
Organisations who have received Community Resource Grant (CRG) funding in 2019/20 will impact local communities in the following ways:
- Empower residents and communities to improve their local environment and services.
- Improve health, wellbeing and prosperity in all neighbourhoods.
- Support residents in need and preventing and alleviating poverty.
- Build a skilled resident workforce and a city skills offer that better meets the needs of businesses.
Find out what's happening across Liverpool under this funding programme.
What we fund 2019/20
#CrowdfundLiverpool, launched by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, is designed to help communities across the city imagine, fund and create projects that bring their local area to life.
It aims to give residents the chance to attract funding from the community, council, businesses and foundations through an online portal called Spacehive. Projects are supported by members of the community who want to bring the project to life, and eligible projects can ‘pitch’ for a pledge of up to £10,000 or 40% of total project costs from the Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund pledge pot.
Find out more about #CrowdfundLiverpool, including how to apply and previously funded projects.
Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund
In January 2020, Liverpool City Council offered a short-term Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund (MIGF) grant for voluntary and charity sector organisations across the city, for new projects, that contribute towards the aims and priorities of the Inclusive Growth Plan. The projects must:
- tackle an underlying issue in your local community
- benefit the wider community and not just support a single user group
- make a real long term difference
- transform communities, improving the lives of those who live there
The MIGF Committee originally intended to meet in February 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown the committee decided to postpone funding decisions. All applicants were notified of this at the time.
The Committee met to consider applications and make decisions on 24th September 2020.
Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund Grant - grants awarded October 2020 (pdf : 266 KB)