Help with Funding

Merseyside Funding Information Portal

Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP) an online resource that will give you all you need to know about funding your charitable or community work, whether you are an individual, community group, voluntary organisation, registered charity or social enterprise. In addition, information and support in tendering and procurement related opportunities for voluntary bodies is now offered through this portal.

Click here to go straight to the Merseyside Funding Information Portal

  • Getting Started! 
    Click here to find out how to use this portal.
  • Funding through your email! 
    Click here to sign up to our free email update service. This will send updated information straight to your inbox so you don’t miss out on a penny of that funding!
  • Help! I need somebody! 
    Don’t know where to start? Can’t find what you are looking for? Click here to get in touch with your local support agency to speak to someone about your funding needs and where to access the right information.
Advice & Support

Our Funding and Sustainability Manager, Tony Nicholls, provides information on funding opportunities available to the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCF) and supports groups to become more sustainable by improving their financial security and capacity.

Sefton based organisations can access support through funding surgeries and road shows, one2one meetings, training courses, conferences and bulletins.

This includes:

  • Funding Search
  • Pre-application advice
  • Planning for successful fundraising  
  • Preparing funding applications
  • Developing and discussing funding strategies
  • Reviewing draft applications (however this does not include writing them)
  • Identifying and monitoring outcomes in a straightforward way
  • Exploring the best way of improving your organisation’s financial sustainability.

Additional services which may incur a negotiable fee include:-

  • Write funding applications
  • Business Plan Support
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project Development
  • Consortia Development
  • Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Research

We have good relationships with funders and we can also help you review applications that have been unsuccessful or help clarify any issues or problems that crop up.  


More Information

Anthony Nicholls
Funding & Sustainability Manager
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 212

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