#OurNorthEnd Community Seed Fund

The #OurNorthEnd Community Seed Fund is an exciting new initiative of the Cradle to Career Community Working Group, where £15,000 is available to support community-led decision making about what families need to support them to thrive.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a registered charity or a Community Interest Company (CIC) – this money is available to local people who have great ideas to support their community!

Individuals and community organisations can apply for one-off grants of up to £1,000 for activities or experiences in North Birkenhead that will have a lasting impact on their community, creating great relationships now and in the future. Funding can also be used to test out a new idea that you have had but never had the opportunity to give it a go.

Decisions about what to fund will be made by a panel of local people.

Before making an application, we would recommend giving the ‘What you need to know’ page a quick read through to ensure you are eligible able to apply. You can also find it at the bottom of this page for quick access.

Applying for the grant is quick and easy! The application form can be downloaded here or you can submit an application online using this link. We are also very open to receiving applications in various formats including video and audio. These can be sent via WhatsApp to 07518 903 977.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 28th June 2021.

To ensure everyone has the opportunity to ask questions, we’re hosting three ‘how to apply’ Zoom chats;

  • Monday 7th June: 2pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 9th June: 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Saturday 19th June: 1pm – 2pm

For further information or to book your place on one of the ‘how to apply’ chats, you can contact Kelly on 07518 903 977 or email [email protected]

When Covid-19 restrictions allow, the Cradle to Career team will be based at St James Centre. If you need any assistance in your application, or if you’re from North Birkenhead and would like to nominate a local community group for this grant, please don’t wait to get in touch.


 

What you need to know

The #OurNorthEnd Community Seed Fund is designed to provide up to £1000 in funding for community events, charities, schools, and community group activities that will benefit residents in the North End.

Priority will be given to applications that fit one of these categories:

  • Educational activities and new experiences for young people
  • Connecting the community and reducing loneliness
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of North End residents
  • Boosting the use of green spaces and the environment

 

We are unable to fund:

  • Organisations with an annual income over £50,000
  • Activities outside North Birkenhead
  • Crisis packs, including food hampers & activity packs
  • Advertising (unless part of a project)
  • Items that have already been bought
  • Charity sponsorship (team or individual)
  • Political activity
  • Sponsorship and fundraising activities for the benefit of an individual
  • Rent or property maintenance

 

Our objective is to make a difference, and we want to know what you’ve done with the fund:

If your funding request is successful, we ask that you provide a case study after the donation has been received describing the difference it has made (including photographs). Like the application form, you can submit a video instead of a written form if you prefer.

Where appropriate, and with your agreement, we may request to share your story and photographs with funders, with the local press and on social media to demonstrate the impact of the #OurNorthEnd Community Seed Fund.