We rely heavily on funding and support from other organisations without whom we would be unable to provide our vital services. Below you can find more information about our wonderful supporters and the specific projects they help to fund.
BIG LOTTERY FUNDS REACHING COMMUNITIES’ PROGRAMME: On the 31st March 2012 we were informed that we have been successful in our bid to the Reaching Communities Fund. WEB is absolutely delighted that we have been awarded a grand total of £298,720 over the proposed three years of the project. This grant supported WEB to reach even more women and children, and further develop its counselling, training and holistic services to support the personal growth and development of boys and men. This funding also supported our move to larger premises that allowed us to recruit more volunteers for the Drop-In and Counselling service.
BBC CHILDREN IN NEED: WEB were successful in our funding application to BBC Children in Need for a 3 year funded project. This has meant that WEB were able to employ a Young Women’s Group/Youth Manager that will enable continued support for young women aged 9-16 and will support WEB to establish a further group for girls aged 16-18. Having a YWG/Youth manager funded post for the first time, will further support our aims and objectives in developing our services and assist with reaching and supporting young boys and young men. WEB will now be able to begin working with local primary schools, delivering confidence, self esteem, anger management and behaviour modification training that will ease their transition into secondary education, and support preventative exclusions in the future.
Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. This funding is currently supporting our Boy’s Group Service for boys aged 9-13.
The Morgan Foundation have been a constant source of support over a number of years in a number of different ways. A generous grant in 2010 contributed to our Centre Manager’s salary for 3 years and in November 2012, they named WEB joint winner in the Charity or Social Enterprise making Best Social Contribution (turnover under £150k), an award with a £5000 prize.
The Community Foundation for Merseyside undertakes strategic social investment, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities. This organisation has proved a huge support to WEB over a number of years.
The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund is designed to help local groups protect their communities from crime.
The Fund is used to help charities, community groups and social enterprises stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and illegal behaviour.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation was established in 1961 by Ian Fairbairn as a memorial to his wife Esmée. Today it is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.
The foundation funds across four main sectors – Arts, Children and Young People, Environment and Social Change – as well as through their Food funding strand. Across all our funding the foundation aims to unlock and enable potential, back the unorthodox and unfashionable, build collective networks and catalyse system change.
The Hemby Trust is a charitable trust established in 1998 specifically to give cash grants to charitable organisations in Merseyside and Wirral. The Trust works particularly to provide help for charitable projects in the fields of social need, youth and employment, help for older people, the arts and the environment.
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust that funds a wide range of organisations working to support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities around the UK.
Launched in April 2012, The School for Social Entrepreneurs ‘Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme’ provides individuals with a place on a SSE learning programme, a grant and a business mentor. Over five years the Programme, which is supported by Lloyds Bank and The Big Lottery Fund, will support 1,300 social entrepreneurs to start and scale innovative social organisations.
In addition to our principal funders, we have developed fantastic relationships with many local businesses who generously offer unique and professional support within their field of expertise.
Auger work exclusively for the insurance industry where they pride themselves in being the market leader in the handling of household claims for water and drainage issues. A national operation is handled from a central office in the Wirral which focuses on a locally employed workforce providing the highest levels of customer service to a variety of blue chip insurers. They are also a passionate supporter of our Corporate Social Responsibility packages being the proud owner of a Gold Package for 2016.
Employees from the Merseyside branch of Renshaw Napier Ltd have been an invaluable part of our fundraising activities for 2016 raising an amazing £1262 so far securing our Bronze Package through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. They continuously support fundraising events in order to make a difference within their local community.
Paddock Johnson partnership have given invaluable time and support to WEB throughout the years around architectural advice and have assisted WEB in the search for appropriate bigger premises.
Eleanor Rathbone Trust
John Moores Foundation
Vauxhall Motors Employees Charitable Fund