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Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together

Communities invited to bid for money to support local projects

by Jonathan Kearney

Community groups from across Huyton and Stockbridge Village are invited to attend a community café event on Thursday 9 September where they can start to develop ideas for a project that will support residents in their area.

The events on 9 September will take place at:-

9:30am – 11.30am
The Old School House, St Johns Road, Huyton, L36 0UX
– please book your place here

12:30pm – 2.30pm
Volair Stockbridge, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB
– please book your place here

Representatives from Merseyside Police, Knowsley Council, Livv Housing and One Knowsley will join the event and start to work with Huyton and Stockbridge village based community organisations or those running projects based in these areas to explore opportunities to access funding, work together, share experiences, explore new collaborations and strengthen networks.

These are free events and are for representatives of our Social Sector (voluntary, community, faith and Social Enterprise), to explore how our thriving sector can work better together in the Huyton and Stockbridge Village community. This informal event will include a free networking breakfast or lunch on arrival.

The community café events will culminate in Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together, on Saturday 16 September. Here community groups and organisations will take part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event where they have the chance of being awarded up to £5,000 from an overall funding pot of £40,000.

Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together follows on from the success of Kirkby Together in February 2020 which saw groups pitching for money to address and divert people away from violence.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “Kirkby Together was an incredibly uplifting and positive event that showcased some of the inspirational organisations that we have here in Knowsley. Kirkby Together, along with Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together, are great examples of Knowsley Better Together in action – sharing ideas, expertise and resources for the benefit of Knowsley and its residents.

“I encourage community groups in Huyton and Stockbridge Village to attend the Community Café events and start a journey that could see them being awarded up to £5,000 in order to make a positive difference and help create better and safer communities.”