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 2021 Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund has now open. You can find our press release with information about the previous winners here. The application form and information guide can be downloaded on the right.
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 £150,000 to good causes in and around Kirkby delivering community improvement, health and wellbeing or environmental projects.
Some of our previous successful applicants include:
The Kirkby Food Hub which received £5,000 to set up new outlets in and around Kirkby. The funding helped the Food Hub to realise its aim of reducing food waste and food poverty
Knowsley’s local radio station “KCC Live” which received £10,500 for equipment and to support a mental health and wellbeing programme called “Mental Matters”.
‘Incredible Edibles’, which grows vegetables at various local venues for residents to take free-of-charge – they received £4,500 to support procurement of new equipment.
SUEZ Communities Trust
SUEZ Communities Trust is an independent, not for profit funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to community life and the natural environment. The Trust is a registered and accredited environmental body within the Landfill Communities Fund and an approved body within the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. SUEZ Communities Trust distributes funds contributed by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
The Trust provides funding awards of up to £50,000 to not for profit organisations for projects eligible under the rules of the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. The Trust will consider projects which focus on long-lasting physical improvements at a specified site or amenity. Funding is typically awarded for the purchase of materials, equipment and the appointment of a contractor to undertake improvement work. The Trust does not fund staff posts, organisational running costs training or events.
If you are involved with a not-for-profit organisation and would like to find out if it is eligible for funding, visit the Trust’s dedicated website or call 01934 524013 to find out more.