Author: Edward McCarthy

Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund OCP Funding Award

£2500 was awarded to Ormskirk Community Partnership from the Fund. The funding can be used for the funding of events, performers, publicity, room hire, administration and other costs associated with running large community town centre events.

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity set up with the consent of Her Majesty The Queen to benefit causes primarily within the County Palatine.  The Duchy Fund now covers the Counties of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

The Trustees of the Fund invite a wide variety of community based organisations and charitable causes within these three Counties to apply for a donation that will benefit the local community.  https://www.duchyoflancaster.co.uk/about-the-duchy/duties-of-the-duchy/benevolent-fund/

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John Moores Foundation grant awarded to Sporting Challenge

Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £2000 from the John Moores Foundation. Sporting Challenge have received £1000 this year and will receive another £1000 next year.

John Moores Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1964, that gives money to community organisations doing charitable work. We focus on funding projects based in Merseyside (including Skelmersdale, Halton and Ellesmere Port) and Northern Ireland.

They aim to enable people who face barriers, as a result of social, educational, physical, economic, cultural, geographical or other disadvantage, to improve their social conditions and quality of life.

They do this by making grants to local groups that fall within our areas of interest. Priority is given to small, grass-roots and volunteer driven organisations.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 58 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the John Moores Foundation  for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

For more information  on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more information on the John Moores Foundation visit http://www.jmf.org.uk/

Below one of our members Jeff by the Moores statues in Liverpool City Centre.

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