Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New website

As promised, here is the link to the new website, which now carries a link to the application form.


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Next application deadline

Our next deadline for applications to the Cressington Community First fund is 21st September.

You 'll find our priorities and a link to information about ward boundaries in the panel at the side.

We plan to set up a new website so as soon as that is up and running we'll post the address details here.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

First application deadline is soon!

The first deadline for applying for funds from the Community First panel is later this month.  We need to hear from you by 22 June at 4pm.  We'll be making our decisions on 26th June.

The fund's priorities can be found by following the link in the links section of this website.  There is also a link to the City Council ward information so you can check whether what you want funding for is actually in Cressington ward.

If you have queries please e mail us at cressingtonpanel@yahoo.co.uk.  The application form and guidance notes are very straightforward and can be e mailed out.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Deadline for first applications.

The Community Panel needs to decide on the first lot of grants from the fund by the end of June. 

The deadline for putting in an application for this first lot is 4pm on 22nd June.

You'll find our priorities in an earlier post (just scroll down).

If you don't already have an appliction form, drop us an e mail at cressingtonpanel@yahoo.co.uk and we will send one to you.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The panel - who we are

The Cressington Community Panel is made of up local people, or people with a local connection.  We are responsible for making the decisions about where the money goes, and for setting the priorities (see earlier post)

So that we are not a complete mystery, we'll be introducing the panel members on this website.

Our first introduction is Mike Harrison, who lives in the Cressington Heath area and who has the following to say about himself:

" My wife and I have raised our 4 grown up children in the Aigburth/Cressington area over the past 35 year, during which time I have assisted with a number of local organisations including Greenbank college and Habitat for Humanity . I am 57 yrs of age and still enjoy tennis playing at Liverpool Cricket Club, I enjoy reading , walking , swimming and a good bottle of red !!!!!!"

Friday, 25 May 2012

Applying for Funds

We are now ready to take applications for funds from organisations or initiatives in Cressington ward.

Before you apply, please check that you are in Cressington ward.  You can do this by downloading the ward profile produced by Liverpool City Council.  This has information about the ward and, crucially for us, its boundaries.

The panel has a list of priorities for funding, which you will find in an earlier post on this website.  If you scroll down a little you will find it.

If what you are asking for fits, please fill in our simple proposal form which you can get by e mailing us at

Monday, 9 April 2012

How the scheme works

The Community First panel scheme means some parts of the country get Government money to allocate to initiatives in that area.

First a panel of local people decides on priorities.  Here in Cressington ward we have done that and the priorities are listed in an earlier post.

Then organisations/projects can apply for money.  The panel makes the decisions.  The scheme is matched funding which means you have to put something in to get funds.  However that something can be time (for example volunteer hours) or items (like gifts in kind - say printing or free room hire).

We have more than £30,000 to allocate although it can't all be given out at once.

We'll be ready to look at applications soon and will post details of how to apply here.