Funding body information

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council
Municipal Buildings
Dale St
L69 2DH
0151 233 3000


Liverpool City Council funds projects that carry out work in the local community.

Community Resources Unit

The Community Resources Units funds projects that carry out work in the local community that falls under the following themes:

  • Community legal advice
  • Domestic violence
  • Capacity building
  • Stronger communities
Austin Smith Memorial Small Grants Fund

This fund will support community groups with projects that benefit people in and around the L8 area. Applicants can apply for grants up to £500. Please note that applications will close on Monday 27 July 2015 at 12 noon. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must:

  • have a constitution
  • have a bank account in the name of the organisation with two unrelated cheque signatories

For further details about eligibility criteria, please visit the council's website; or contact Debbie Bethell or Alan Bellamy on 0151 233 7020, or email

Kensington New Deal Legacy Small Grants Fund

This fund will support voluntary initiatives that benefit he residents around the Kensington area. Please note that this funs is for capital items only. Each organisation can apply for a grant for between £250 and £1,000.

Applications deadline is on Friday 31st July 2015 at 12 noon.

For further infor;ation, please visit the council's website; or contact Cathy Patterson or Joanne Harris on 0151 225 869.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Finance, funding and grants page

The 'What We Fund' Directory

Useful organisations:

Community Resources Unit

Liverpool CVS

Liverpool Youth Service

Liverpool City Council offers a variety of funding programmes, information is not always comprehensive, however contact details are given.

The council also produce a 'What We Fund' directory, offering useful insight into the types of projects and organisations that might receive funding.

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