The Knowsley Foundation

The Knowsley Foundation aims to ensure Knowsley is a prosperous and thriving place to live, learn and work.

Our vision is to enrich the lives of people in and around Knowsley and through them create united, thriving and prosperous communities.

Our mission is to provide a united approach that will enable charitable grant-making and social investment that will best meet the needs of Knowsley’s local communities.

The Foundation is a charitable and independent organisation.  The Foundation was created in March 2011 and launched in November 2011 by four founding partners: Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Knowsley Council for Voluntary Service, Knowsley Council and the Community Foundation for Merseyside. We believe that we can have a greater social impact by working together in partnership.

We encourage local people, businesses and organisations to donate their money, time, goods, services and expertise to the Foundation in order to contribute to supporting local lives in Knowsley.

The Foundation acts as receiver and distributor of donations and new forms of social finance.  It also facilitates local volunteering, especially for local businesses.

Our work

With your help the Knowsley Foundation aims to increase and encourage local social growth by:-

  • Working with local communities and charitable groups to ensure Knowsley is a prosperous and thriving place to live, learn and work;
  • Contributing to and supporting local lives and the local economy;
  • Creating links between the worlds of voluntary and charitable organisations with businesses in order to secure funding, volunteer time, and in-kind goods and services from across sectors to benefit Knowsley’s communities;
  • Influencing key stakeholders and opinion formers for the benefit of Knowsley

Get in touch! Email or call us 0151 477 1356

Funding Available
Periodically there are funding opportunities available with the Knowsley Foundation via commissioned programmes and philanthropic funds.

Making an Application
Potential applicants should make a formal application for funding using an online application form that will be made available.  All applications will be assessed based on an agreed scoring system that links directly to Knowsley’s social and community needs.

The Foundation does not make grants in response to unsolicited applications and does not make grants to individuals.