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

For bookings please email or phone 0151 920 0726 ext. 22

Meet The Funder: BBC Children In Need

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 10am-12noon

Info: This will be a chance for local Sefton-based organisations to find out more information about the BBC Children In Need grant programmes and eligibility criteria.

 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Upcoming Meet The Funder Events
Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities

Date: Friday 22nd February 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Sefton CVS Offices, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities

Date: Friday 1st March 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Southport, PR9 

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential!
Please email or call 0151 920 0726 to guarantee your place. 

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
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext. 226