Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund
Merseyside Energy Recovery Ltd provides a fund of up to £50,000 per year towards organisations and projects working to improve community life in and around Kirkby, Knowsley. This is known as the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund.
The fund is available from Merseyside Energy Recovery Ltd each year throughout the duration of the contract with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority. It enables community groups, charities or projects in Kirkby to apply for funding to help get their ideas, charities or projects off the ground. Specifically, the fund will support initiatives which aim to improve community life, health and wellbeing or the environment.
This funding provides a long-term and secure source of support for community and environmental groups in the following priority areas:
- Prescot North (Knowsley Village)
All applicants must be formally constituted (e.g. a club, charity, friends-of group) and must be not-for-profit organisations. No individual can benefit personally from an award.
The 2023 window for applications to the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund is now closed.
To ensure impartiality, an independent voluntary board of individuals with experience in assessing community funding bids will review all applications and make recommendations for approval to Merseyside Energy Recovery Ltd, which will take the final decision and issue funds.
Previous successful applicants to the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund
Since being launched in 2018, the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund has given over £280,000 to good causes in and around Kirkby delivering community improvement, health and wellbeing or environmental projects.
Some of our successful applicants include:
Knowsley Foodbank who received £10,000 to provide remote support to poverty and isolation.
Kirkby and Liverpool North Sea Cadets, who received £2,000 for IT equipment
Peoples Activity Community Achievement, who received £7,000 for their Fitter Healthier Community Project.
- Tower Hill Amateur Boxing Club, who received £10,000 to support the group in developing the boxing club into a community hub.
- Perspective Theatre Company, who received £5,000 to devise, produce and present contemporary drama performances and their ‘Learning is Fun’ project.
- Southdene Community Association, who received £8,000 for a variety of groups and activities at the community centre.
- Tailored Advice Services, who received £2,000 for their kitchen renovation.
- Delaware Allotments, who received £2,000 to develop an apiary and wildflower garden.
- Music Sweet Music, who received £2,000 for their old-time music project.
- The Eco Therapy Garden, who received £7,000 for their ‘Activity for All’ programme.
SUEZ Communities Fund
The SUEZ Communities Fund supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, distributing funds contributed by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
Between 1997 and 2022, funds were distributed by SUEZ Communities Trust Ltd. Since the beginning of 2023, the funds contributed have been distributed by the independent charity Grantscape Ltd.
The Fund offers awards of up to £50,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects that are eligible under the rules of the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
If you are involved with a not-for-profit organisation and would like to find out if it is eligible for funding, visit the fund’s website to find out more.