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Three projects to benefit from £37,000 community funding

Sefton Council has announced the latest projects to benefit from the Community Transition Fund.

The fund was established to assist community organisations in developing and growing across the borough.

In order to qualify for funding from the £1m pot, any schemes must be linked to the council’s priorities, in particular the support of Sefton’s most vulnerable residents.

£37,000 has now been approved by Cabinet to help three community groups. They are:

Fillies Girls Football Club, Netherton

The Fillies Girls Football Club, based in Netherton want to develop a new community building on the land adjacent to their football pitch.

The building would be a football centred health and fitness facility, open for community use and for learning and would include a meeting room, kitchen facilities, indoor hall and toilet and changing facilities, which would allow them to open up their club to women’s teams over the age of 18.

They have been granted £25,000.

Community Payback

Community Payback is a type of sentence imposed by Magistrates to offenders on a low to medium tariff. The payback scheme sees the offender take part in unpaid work.

Purple Futures who manage and deliver the scheme in Sefton have requested funding for equipment hire to help facilitate various Community Payback projects.

They have been granted £7,280.

Salvation Army, Bootle

Bootle Salvation Army, based on Stanley Road, Bootle offers a range of facilities and services to any member of the community, including those with limited income, people experiencing homelessness and older members of the community.

They provide a job club every week and would like to purchase some IT equipment to use during these sessions, both for use by clients and staff.

They have been granted £5,182.

 Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “The Community Transition Fund is a fantastic way for community organisations to access much needed money to help kick start their work.

“Community organisations, volunteers and other groups are vital in creating resilient communities and it is important we do everything we can to help them.

“I am delighted that we have been able to support this latest group of projects and organisations.”