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Kirkby groups offered a share of £50,000 Community Fund

by Cathy Sheel

Community groups, charities and neighbourhood projects across Kirkby are being invited to apply for a share of the £50,000 Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund which opened for applications on Monday 5 June .

Last year, 10 worthy causes from the area received financial support with Knowsley Food Bank and Tower Hill Amateur Boxing Club each receiving £10,000. Now in its fifth year, the fund has so far awarded over £280,000 to local causes.

The fund was set up following an agreement between Merseyside Energy Recovery Limited (MERL), which treats residual waste from across Merseyside and Halton, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Suez, the operator of the Knowsley Rail Transfer Loading Station.

This year’s deadline for applications is Friday 4 August 2023 and, in order to qualify, groups must be based near Knowsley Rail Transfer Station in Northwood, Cherryfield, Shevington, Whitefield or Prescot North (Knowsley Village).

Groups can be charities, businesses or friends of associations but must be not-for-profit and engaged in projects which deliver community, health and wellbeing or environmental benefits for their neighbourhoods.

Further details about the fund, including application forms and application guidance notes, can be found at: www.suezmerseyside.co.uk/kirkbyfund

Community and residents’ groups from across Merseyside and Halton are also invited to come and discover first-hand what happens to their residual waste at the Knowsley Rail Transfer Loading Station Visitor Centre in Kirkby. To find out more, visit www.suezmerseyside.co.uk .