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11 more community projects benefit from Empowerment Fund grants

by Gemma Melling

More than £160,000 in grants to community projects was agreed by councillors at a meeting of Knowsley Council’s Cabinet tonight.

The funding, from the council’s 2021/22 Community Empowerment Fund, and will go to 11 different voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations in the borough.

They include:

  • CELLS: Mentoring Programme
  • Court Farm Woods Association: Community Participation Project
  • FC Kirkby: Eddie McArdle Playing Fields Community Pitch Improvement Project
  • Friends of Bowring Park: 2022 Community Re-Launch Programme
  • Friends of Saxon Green: Saxon Green Together Project
  • Kirkby Men’s Sheds: Community Hub
  • Lee Cooper Foundation
  • Little Woods of Stockbridge Association: Woodland Celebration Programme 2022
  • Memory Lane: Daily Respite Care
  • Millbrook Park Millennium Green Trust: Access For All
  • SHARe Knowsley: Thrive Project

About the Knowsley Community Empowerment Fund

This year, £250,000 has been allocated to the Knowsley Community Empowerment Fund, to help support the development and growth of third sector groups and community organisations in the borough.

The fund aims to allow residents and the community get more involved in designing local services and delivery, in line with the Knowsley Better Together principles.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “I’m delighted that another 11 fantastic community projects and organisations will now benefit from our Community Empowerment Fund.

“We’re so lucky to have such a strong and dedicated third sector in the borough, and the really strong working relationship with the council means that we really can do more together to benefit everyone living in Knowsley – just as our Better Together philosophy says.

“I can’t wait to see what more we can achieve with this latest round of grant funding.”