Funding Applications

Knowsley Better Together FundKnowsley Better Together

A £1m fund has been set up to provide support for community-led initiatives. The first round of this funding window has now closed but a further round of funding applications will be invited in March 2018.

£700,00 one off to invest in the Social Sector in total

  • The funded will be for the benefit of Knowsley residents only
  • A maximum allocation of £10,000 to any one organisation / community group
  • Proposals will be sought in August / September and March  
  • Panels will be used to allocate the funds to partners
  • The fund will be managed internally by Knowsley Council
  • The amounts to be awarded will vary between £1,000 and £10,000

£700,000 will be allocated as the Knowsley Better Together Fund, of which:

  • £200,000 will be for Education focused on attendance, attainment and aspiration
  • £200,000 will be for Health and Wellbeing focused on mental health, obesity and domestic abuse
  • £200,000 will be for Adult Social Care focused on dementia, reducing social isolation and promoting independence
  • £100,000 will be for Business Growth, Jobs and Housing  

Application forms and guidance on the funds can be found here:
Better Together Fund Guidance
Better Together Fund Application Form

The latest round of funding opens on 19 March 2018 and closes on 13 April 2018.
You can apply for the Better Together funding here - click here to be directed to an online application

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund would like to encourage groups from Knowsley to apply for their Awards for All funding and are offering 121 sessions and support to interested groups from across Knowsley. Click here for more information.

Adult Social Care Micro Enterprise Fund

Knowsley Council’s Adult Social Care service has developed a programme to support the long term service delivery of some of its core services. One element of this is to develop new micro enterprises in the Borough to meet some of the priorities of the services offering local people greater choice when choosing who they want to work with or want to work with their loved ones. Knowsley Council’s Adult Social Care service has therefore set aside a pot of money to support new micro enterprises in Knowsley to support choice for residents.  

More information and access to the application form can be found here.