The Chest is Open!

community chestKnowsley’s Community Chest fund is now open to groups, organisations and communities  across Knowsley. You can apply for upto £500.

It is targeted at supporting projects that benefit Knowsley residents. Any community, voluntary, charitable or non-profit making organisation based in Knowsley or predominantly serving the Knowsley community can apply for a grant.

Organisations must:

  • Be properly constituted
  • Have a bank account with at least two signatories
  • Not have political affiliations
  • Follow an open access policy towards membership, use of their facilities and participation in activities

Click here for guidance and how to get hold of an application form. Go for it!

Carers Voucher Scheme

Carers Voucher Scheme KnowsleySo if you need to visit your G.P, have a hospital appointment or you just need to get your hair done, without having to worry about leaving the person you care for at home. Then this FREE scheme is for you!

The Carers Voucher’s  offer a domiciliary sitting service for the person you care for. Vouchers are FREE and can be collected or sent out to you from your Knowsley Carers Centre.

Please do contact Joanne Simm at Knowsley Carer’s Centre on 0151 549 1412 for further details. Don’t forget you need to register or be registed with Knowsley Carers Centre to receive vouchers.


Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled facilities

A Disabled Facilities Grant is a local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid if we consider that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.

How to apply
The person applying must be the owner or qualifying tenant of the property to be adapted.  A landlord may apply on behalf of a disabled tenant.
Social services must first carry out an assessment to make sure you are eligible to apply for the grant. Visit the Directgov website for further information about the grant or call the Knowsley Access Team (KAT) for more info 0151 443 2600

Are you eligible?
You can claim if you, or someone living in your property, is disabled and:
– You, or the person on whose behalf you are applying, are either the owner or tenant (including licensees) of the property
– You can certify that you, or the person on whose behalf you are applying, intend to occupy the property as your/their only or main residence throughout the grant period – currently five years.


Grants for Prescot Community Groups

Did you know? Prescot Town Council have a small grant available to any community, voluntary, charitable or non-profit making organisations based in Prescot or predominantly serving the Prescot community. You can apply for funding of up to £500 which can be used for a range of projects (both events or equipment) that will make a positive impact in your community. They will not support:
• The purchase of IT equipment
• Football kits or dance clothing
• Refreshments for social events

You can download the grant application here or contact Daniel Wilson – Town Clerk on 0151 443 4796 or email

Funding of a healthy kind

Health Grants KnowsleyKMBC’s Public Health Team are inviting community groups across Knowsley to apply for up to £1,000. It’s called the Small Grants for Community Health Initiatives 2013-14  and deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 5th July.  Groups in Knowsley can apply for up to a maximum of £1,000 in any one financial year, this may be as a one off grant or a number of grants not totaling more than £1,000.

Applications must focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Encourage Knowsley residents to eat more healthily.
  • Encourage Knowsley residents to be more physically active.
  • Reducing smoking and the promotion of smoke free environments.
  • Reducing alcohol misuse and the promotion of responsible drinking.

Priority would be given to applications that demonstrate in their proposal:

  • How activities contribute towards improvements in wellbeing. For example, helping people to feel part of their community and socially connected to others.
  • How the proposed activity would be sustained in the future.
  • That the activities are for a programme of activities rather than a one off activity.
  • That the proposal will attract new people to join in the activities.

Do give Emma Thomas (KMBC Public Health Officer) a call or send her an email for an application form. Tel: 0151 443 4987

Carers Voucher Scheme

If you are the main carer for an adult over the age of 18 and wish to take an occasional break from your caring role the voucher scheme may assist you. Each voucher can be exchanged for one hour’s care from a carer agency.
The scheme is funded by Knowsley Health and Social Care Services, made possible by the Carers’ Grant.
If you would like more information about this service and your eligibility, please contact Joanne Simm at Knowsley Carers Centre  on 0151 549 1412.

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