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Working Better Together!

If you are a social sector organisation that is:
  • Currently commissioned by Knowsley Borough Council
  • Intend to secure future commissions from Knowsley Borough Council
  • Or intend to become commissioning ready
then this is the event for you! 

Hosted by Andy Moorhead, Leader of Knowsley Borough Council, the event will be held on Thursday 2nd February 10am – 1pm at Prescot Town Hall and will include key overviews from:
  • Mark Butterworth - Assistant Chief Executive, KMBC
  • Racheal Jones- Lead Officer, Knowsley CVS
  • Tony Quail - Head of Procurement, Projects and Programme Support, KMBC

The event will explore 'Whos's Who in Commissioning' , 'The role of the Social Sector' together with 'Developments in Procurement and the Pipeline of Opportunities'.

The event is aimed particularly at people who report to a Board, lead a Board or have responsibility for organisational/business development.

We do expect the event to be oversubscribed so early registration is key. 
A link for you to book onto this event is below.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail please call Racheal Jones on 0151 489 1222 or email at

Knowsley Foundation – Micro Enterprise Fund for Adult Social Care

The aim of this conditional grant fund, provided by the Knowsley Foundation, is to assist social enterprises, charities or community groups (“organisation”) to:-

• increase independence

• contribute to the local economic growth

• improve community resilience

• contribute to greater community collaboration and cohesion

The maximum size of the grant is £5,000. The Knowsley Foundation therefore anticipates that this fund will attract a wide range of grassroots organisations, which, in turn, will means that projects and activities will be considered no matter how large or small.

The fund will support organisations that are currently providing or wish to provide low cost preventative activities, projects and services for social care users, and/or alternatives to service led models for people with learning and other disabilities who are currently receiving care services.

Please note this is a conditional grant; it is not a loan or a traditional upfront grant. Approved funding will be on the basis of the applicant delivering their own fundraising and income generation activities and then ‘claiming’ their grant (or part of the grant) IF REQUIRED during a 12 month period e.g. There is a shortfall to deliver project/service. Once the grant is claimed there is no requirement that it is paid back.

The closing date is Wednesday 8th March at 5pm. To find out more, please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside website.

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