Grants help community groups support families

Nearly 40 community groups in Wirral will be supporting families with food and essential items over Christmas and beyond after being successful in their bid for COVID-19 winter funding.

Community-based food and welfare support providers were invited to bid for grants of up to £10,000 to ensure food and essential supplies are available to those most in need over the winter months. 

The programme was oversubscribed, but 38 groups were successful and have been awarded funding to a combined total of £255,570. These groups will have until 31 March 2021 to spend their grant. This fund is part of Wirral’s £1.2m Covid Winter Grant Scheme from the Department for Work and Pensions.

The successful projects were:-
• Neo Community Ltd.
• St. Paul’s Tranmere Parochial Church Council
• The Little Centre Beechwood Ltd.
• Core Project Birkenhead CIC
• Eastham Community Ltd.
• Gautby Road Play, Youth & Community Centre 
• Involve North West
• The Oak Community Project
• Caritas Shrewsbury
• Carrbridge Centre Ltd.
• Koala North West
• North Birkenhead Development Trust
• Wirral Change Limited
• Bridging the Wallasey Gap
• Charlotte’s Brightside
• Leasowe Community Homes
• New Brighton Baptist Church
• Sandbrook Community Centre
• Seacombe Community Association 
• Shaftsbury Youth Club 
• Tranmere Rovers in Community Care Leavers
• Tranmere Rovers in Community
• Wirral Multicultural Society
• Amy and Friends 
• Bromborough Church Institute
• Building Bridges Wirral CIC
• Community Action Wirral / Lauries
• Friends of Liscard Primary School
• Homeless Community Interest Company
• Nightingales Recovery Café
• Noctorum Community/ Bingo Club
• Prenton Tenants & Residents Association 
• Spider Project
• Age UK
• Make it Happen
• St Johns the Baptist, Meols
• The Meeting Place

Wirral Council leader, Cllr Janette Williamson, said, “This is another example of Wirral people helping each other out in really tough times. All the groups who were successful with their applications to this fund will be providing support with food and other essential items within their own communities, to people who are their friends and neighbours. Well done and thank you to everyone involved.”