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New funding for the Youth Empowerment Scheme

Updated: Jun 4

The minimum grant applied for is £5,000 and maximum grant is £25,000.

The scheme, delivered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM) in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside (PCC) and the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP), is targeted at community projects that offer diversionary activities - particular those that include arts, culture and sports to support young people aged under 25 years who may be more vulnerable to experiencing violence and at risk of anti-social behaviour. This could be due to a lack of self-esteem, experiencing challenges at home, they may live in a community where drugs and alcohol are prevalent, or the community may lack infrastructure and accessible services. All these factors are recognised as increasing vulnerability to experiencing violence and/or exploitation.

The grants panel are keen for organisations to include capacity building costs for your organisation and would encourage consortium/partnership applications that will allow groups to work together (although this is not a requirement). The primary focus of the scheme is community provision and out of school hours engagement.

Wards on the Wirral encouraged for proposals on projects and programmes are Bidston and St James, Birkenhead and Tranmere, Leasowe and Moreton East, Seacombe.

The deadline to apply for this Scheme is June 14th 2024. To read more, including how to apply, click the link below:

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