Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund
Merseyside Energy Recovery Ltd provides a fund of up to £50,000 a year towards projects which aim to improve community life in and around Kirkby, Knowsley. This is known as the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund.
The fund will be made available by 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 will provide 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 2020 Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund has now closed and winners received a notification in November 2020. Watch out for the release of a celebration film in December 2020. The Fund will reopen again in the Spring 2021.
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.
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 www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk or call 01934 524013 to find out more.