Help with Funding

Funding Opportunities 


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 visit the Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP)


Funding Surgeries

Sefton CVS’ Area Development Officers regularly organise funding surgeries with a variety of local, regional and national funders.

To be kept informed of upcoming events, please register for email updates from Sefton CVS 

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund 
Wednesday 28th August 2019, 1pm – 5pm 

Venue: Sefton CVS Offices, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

#Seftoncrowd Crowdfunding Surgery
Thursday 29th August 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Sefton CVS Offices, Suite 3B, 3rd Floor, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Friday 30th August 2019, 10am-1pm
Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Southport PR8 6HQ

For bookings please email events@seftoncvs.org.uk or phone 0151 920 0726 ext. 22


Meet the Funder

Please see below for information about the next two Meet The Funder events hosted by Sefton CVS. These sessions are an opportunity for Sefton-based groups and organisations to hear about current funding programmes and opportunities.  Please note: Due to limited number of places at these sessions, groups are limited to two places per organisation.

For more information or to book your place please email events@seftoncvs.org.uk or alternatively please call 0151 920 0726. 

ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021
Wednesday 4th September 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Sefton CVS Offices, Suite 3B, 3rd Floor, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

 

Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust
Friday 6th September 2019, 10am-12noon

Sefton CVS Offices, Suite 3B, 3rd Floor, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Friday 13th September 2019, 10am-12noon
Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Southport PR8 6HQ

Advice & Support

Our Group Development Team 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

Sefton CVS have good working relationships with regional and national funders and can also help review applications that have been unsuccessful or help clarify any issues or problems you may be experiencing.   

More Information

Group Development Team
Email: groupdevelopment@seftoncvs.org.uk
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext. 226

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