Funding body information

Wirral Council

Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED
0151 606 2000

Point of contact:

Voluntary Community Action Wirral, 0151 353 9700,


Your Wirral

The Your Wirral £250,000 grants programme is a joint initiative between Magenta Living and the Council.

If you are a voluntary or community organisation working in Wirral, you may be able to apply for a Your Wirral grant of up to £2,500, which will address one or more of the seven themes below:

  1. Creating an attractive and safe environment
  2. Contributing to community economic regeneration
  3. Preventing crime or reducing the fear of crime
  4. Providing employment and training for local people
  5. Benefiting local people who face discrimination
  6. Improving community facilities
  7. Engaging communities to improve quality of life

Funding is available for each constituency based on the number of Magenta Living housing units in that area. There is also funding available for Wirral-wide project

The deadline for applications for 2015 is now closed. Further information about new application deadlines will be updated here or contact Andrew Brannan at

Further information about voluntary sector support from external bodies can be found at, whilst the Merseyside Funding Information Portal allows voluntary organisations to search for portential funding opportunities.

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:

Funding for Voluntary Organisations

Useful organisations:

Wirral CVS

Wirral Council has a designated Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer who deals with all funding enquiries from voluntary sector organisations and administers council funding to VCS groups. The website is also very easy to use, with lots of information provided on all of the different types of funding available, in addition to information on the local compact, BME policies, local area forums and Your Wirral Fund.

During the process of our research we have spoken to a number of staff in the Community Engagement Team, all of whom have been very helpful and forthcoming with information.

What is the DSC Funder Rating?

We need your help

Our ratings are by no means a final verdict, just a starting point to begin discussions about the voluntary sector’s experience of government funders. We are inviting all subscribers to share their experiences and contribute to the DSC Funder Rating. If you can help, please email us at