Liverpool ONE Foundation

Liverpool ONE Foundation

Since 2009, the Liverpool ONE Foundation has donated over £1.5m to community projects across our city.

From 2017, the Liverpool ONE Foundation has been investing in community projects that promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our city’s young people.

Grant applications for the next round of the Liverpool ONE Foundation’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme are now open, read below to find out more.

Grant applications

Our partners at Community Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside (CFLM) manage the Liverpool ONE Foundation on our behalf. They approximate that over the past 8 years, 37,000 local children and young people have directly benefitted from community projects receiving our funding.

Find out more about our Community Success stories here


Applications are now open for the Foundation’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme, for up to £15,000 per year for 2 years.

The Foundation hopes to receive applications from community organisations taking a bold approach this issue. Examples of the sorts of projects that could be funded are:

  • Projects that look to raise awareness mental health triggers (e.g. impact of bullying, online triggers, peer pressure)
  • Projects developing children’s resilience, e.g. teaching children and young people methods and techniques to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues and focus on their mental wellbeing
  • Family support such as projects aimed at parents to help prevent the development or escalation of mental health problems in children and young people
  • Peer mentoring projects with a focus on mental health and wellbeing
  • Projects that look to achieve a positive mind-set change around mental health, e.g. awareness raising projects
  • Applications from community and voluntary sector organisations for projects taking place within schools as long as they are additional to national curriculum

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th January 2021 at 4pm.

Click here for more information about the funding and how to apply.

Liverpool ONE Foundation Panel

The Liverpool ONE Foundation panel convened for the first time in September 2017. Together, they awarded over £200,000 to innovative community projects working with children and young people across our region. Our panel included Colette Taylor, Merseyside Youth Association; Paul Court, Merseyside Police’s Community Engagement Chief Inspector; and Lee Pennington, The Open Door Centre’s Charity Director.

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