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New fund for community, voluntary and faith groups

by Comms Team

A brand new £700,000 fund has been launched to help community, voluntary and faith groups support residents in the borough.

Knowsley Council has made the funding available through the new Knowsley Better Together scheme.

It supports the council’s commitment to working closely with partners in the social sector who share the same goals.

The groups bidding for the funding must demonstrate that their activities support the council’s priorities.

  • £200,000 is for education, focused on attendance, attainment and aspiration
  • £200,000 for health and wellbeing, focused on mental health, obesity and domestic abuse
  • £200,000 is for adult social care, focused on dementia, reducing social isolation and promoting independence
  • £100,000 is for business growth, jobs and housing

It is hoped that many local community social sector partners will benefit from the funding.

The Leader of Knowsley Council, Cllr Andy Moorhead, said:

“We are committed to working with our partners in the social sector to build a more sustainable and resilient community for the benefit of all our residents.

 

“I am personally championing this agenda and look forward to a more productive and better relationship with the social sector as we all have the same objectives.”

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