The Family Hub and Start for Life Programme

The Family Hub and Start for Life programme is a government objective to join up and enhance services delivered through family hubs, so that parents and carers can access the support they need, when they need it.

They are seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations across the city to deliver engagement projects to under-represented families and ‘seldom heard groups’, who may normally find it difficult to engage with or access services.

The maximum amount each organisation can apply for is £25,000. The total budget available for these projects is £71,250 and the funding period is from 1 December 2023 to 30 April 2024.


The engagement project should be delivered in collaboration with at least two other community groups, to ensure that experiences of the various families are supported.

This co-production and shared experience will influence the way that services are designed, commissioned and delivered.

The type of engagement would depend on the group you are representing, and how they would like to share experiences and have their voices heard.

Examples include:

  • Art creation, with views and experience recorded.
  • Drama production.
  • Posters.
  • Community event for people to complete questionnaires or give views – must be recorded and evidenced.

Click here to read the guidance and scoring criteria before submitting your application.

How to apply

You can apply online below. You must provide the following details:

  • Proposed budget for your project and the amount requested from this grants programme.
  • Full details of the project you will be delivering.
  • What experience you have to deliver this engagement project.
  • How you will report the results.
  • Social value.
  • Carbon footprint.
  • Bank statement dated within the last 3 months clearly showing the name of the organisation and sort code and account number. If you are a new organisation and do not yet have this, you can attach a letter or email from the bank showing these details.

All applications must be received by 12 noon on Sunday 19 November 2023.

Click here to pply online for the Family Hub Engagement grant.

Click here to read their privacy notice which tells you how they use your data.

If you have a query that is not included in the guidance and scoring document, please email sam.chester@liverpool.gov.uk.

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