Austin Smith Memorial Grant Programme

Grants of up to £300 per organisation are available for grassroots community groups in the L8 area (Riverside, Princes Park and Picton wards) with projects that benefit people in and around the L8 area.

Run by Liverpool City Council, the L8 Law Centre and the Passionist Church, the fund was set up in the memory of Austin Smith, a Passionist priest and community activist who dedicated his time to serving the local community and tackling racism. Father Austin died in March 2011.

In order to apply, you will need a  governing document and a bank account in the name of the organisation with two unrelated cheque signatories.

The grants can be used for a wide range of community activities, including:

  • Help start new small projects and activities
  • Youth activities/projects
  • Contribute towards the running of an event, festival or other special occasion which will promote community involvement or co-operation
  • Groups who deliver intergenerational activities especially those which may reduce isolation
  • Projects that will develop stronger communities – people working together to tackle issues in their neighbourhood
  • Projects that have long lasting benefits

The grants will not be awarded for the following purposes:

  • Applications from individuals
  • Social care / health care
  • Staff salaries & management costs
  • Purchase of vehicles/IT equipment
  • General appeals/fundraising/overseas travel
  • Schools/registered social landlords
  • Purchase or consumption of alcohol

Previous grant applicants can apply however precedence will be given to new applications.

Closing date: Friday 21 October 2016, 12noon

For further information either contact Tracy Marshall on 0151 233 7010 or go to Liverpool City Council website.

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