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Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together

Communities invited to bid for money to support local projects

by Alison Cornmell

Communities invited to bid for money to support local projects

On Saturday 16 October, community groups from across Huyton and Stockbridge Village will come together at an event where they will have the chance to secure funding to help create safer communities.

Hosted at Lord Derby Academy, each group will give a two-minute pitch explaining their idea for a project that will tackle a range of issues from crime and anti-social behaviour to mental health issues. Their peers in the audience will then vote on the groups they feel should receive the money. This ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event offers the chance for groups to be awarded up to £5,000 from a larger pot of £40,000.

If you’re a member of a community group and want to help create safer and stronger neighbourhoods, please email knowsleyPB@merseyside.police.uk and request an application form. Alternatively, you can download the application form from here. If your application has been selected, you will be contacted by One Knowsley and invited to take part in the event. People have until Monday 4 October to apply.

Members of the Huyton and Stockbridge Village community are also invited to attend so they can cast their vote. If you’d like to attend, please email knowsleyPB@merseyside.police.uk

Funded by Merseyside Police, Knowsley Council and Livv Housing, with further support from For Housing, Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together gives the community the opportunity to influence the way issues that matter to them are tackled. The event will also give the chance for attending groups to network with other groups, making connections with other people dedicated to improving the lives of members of their community.

Huyton and Stockbridge Village Together follows on from the success of Kirkby Together in February 2020 which saw groups bidding for funding which addressed serious violence. Some of the successful groups submitted bids to provide diversionary activities to children and young people including football, boxing, drama and forest schools.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:

“Kirkby Together was an incredibly uplifting and positive event that showcased some of the brilliant and inspirational ideas and organisations that we have here in Knowsley. I’m delighted that Knowsley Council is working with partners to provide this funding for groups in Huyton and Stockbridge Village and I look forward to hearing what projects they propose to deliver in our neighbourhoods.”

Huyton & Stockbridge Village Together
Saturday 16 October, 1 – 4pm
Lord Derby Academy, Seel Road, Huyton, L36 6DG