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By the indy, Feb 26 2018 08:45PM



NEW BOOTLE ‘GREEN’ FUNDING SCHEME

AWARDS FIRST THREE GRANTS


A new ‘green’ funding scheme that will help Bootle residents to tackle local "grotspots" and improve the quality of life in their area has awarded its first three grants.


The Environmental Improvements Fund offers grants of between £250 and £1,000 to new projects developed by local people in the Linacre electoral ward.


The funding for the grants has come from Sefton Council, and the scheme is managed

by Bootle-based regeneration and community action specialists, Regenerus.


Landscaping work, a community clean-up and helping people to acquire gardening skills are among the key features of the proposals submitted by the first three grant recipients.


Safe Regeneration Ltd will be working with local community groups to improve land

at the corner of Strand Road and Derby Road, on the busy A565 gateway road into Liverpool city centre.


As well as landscaping work and planting, the project will include the creation of a new mural welcoming motorists and passers-by to Bootle.


Nearby, Peel Road Community and Residents’ Association will be using their funding to organise skips for a local street clean-up.


Households will then be encouraged to take part in a pilot scheme to plant daffodils and create their own hanging baskets, bringing local residents together and helping to brighten up the neighbourhood.


The third grant recipient is the Independence Initiative, an organisation which helps people affected by substance misuse to rebuild their lives.


They will be using their grant to enable groups to work together clearing overgrown plots, establishing new community gardens and learning horticultural skills.


Scheme organisers are delighted that the first three successful projects are all being spearheaded by local community groups, as the funding is designed to encourage projects led by local people for local people.


And they have announced that applications are now being accepted for the second round of grants.


These are open to groups of friends and neighbours, or community and voluntary organisations working directly with volunteer groups.


Organisers stress that as well as improving the environment, the scheme aims to generate additional benefits in terms of creating new friendships, promoting volunteering and getting people more involved in looking after their neighbourhood.


Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, Cllr Trish Hardy, commented: “The first three grant recipients have come up with projects that are exactly the sort of initiative this fund was set up to support.


“Now we’re hoping for many more applications of the same quality in the second round of funding.


“Spring is very nearly with us, so it’s a great time for Bootle residents to get together,

get involved and set about improving the area where they live both for themselves and

their neighbours,” added Cllr Hardy.


The closing date for second-round applications is 31st March 2018. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Regenerus website - www.regenerus.org.uk.



By the indy, Feb 8 2018 10:33PM

PEOPLES HEALTH TRUST

Active Communities Funding Programme


We are delighted to announce receipt of funding from the People’s Health Trust and HealthFitworth £40,049 over 24 months.

This will allow us to establish a mutual support network meeting weekly, enabling people in recovery to build connections and support to stabilise recovery.

Together we will develop a self-sustaining recovery community, challenge stigma through active citizenship and provide peer-led crisis support for vulnerable people. It will be led by people in/transitioning to abstinence from substance misuse in South Sefton, Merseyside.

The Peoples Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. HealthFit is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in Merseyside.


www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk


wwww.healthfitcic.org.uk



By the indy, Jul 4 2017 01:55PM

Our thanks go to David Baker, George Bonsu, and Murphy Akpu who recently undertook an evaluation of our Pilot programme within our transitional housing unit – The Key. And we must also thank Dr.Vicki Doyle, Director of Studies in International Health Consultancy at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) for arranging this evaluation. The process was an excellent conduit for bringing to life the vast array of positive outcomes that we feel The Key is providing. I hope you find it of interest.

If you would like to discuss The Key in more detail please contact:

Paulene Connell – Client Services Manager

Jim Brett – Operations Manager


By the indy, Jul 4 2017 09:25AM

Sefton CVS have confirmed an award of £2000 for the Indy. With this money we intend to deliver on Living Well Sefton's expectation that the grant is to be used to actively engage local people in making positive changes to their health and wellbeing.

We are certain this finding will benefit may of our clients and our thanks go to Sefton CVS for their ongoing support



By the indy, Feb 22 2017 10:23AM

WE ASKED ALL OF OUR CLIENTS TO DESCRIBE THE INDY IN 1 WORD – THE PICTURE REPRESENTS THE WORDS THAT THEY USED, AND THE BIGGER THE WORD THE MORE IT WAS STATED – THANKS EVERYONE, YOUR HELP IN ACHIEVING THIS IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THE PICTURE WILL BE DISPLAYED IN OUR RECEPTION AREA ASAP

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