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Funding available for good causes in Woolton

Voluntary groups in Woolton are being urged to apply for charitable funds which aim to improve recreational and educational opportunities in the area.

The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity was set up following the sale of the Woolton Village Club in 2000. The club was sold for £300,000 and the Charity uses the interest on the proceeds of the sale to fund local projects aimed at improving the quality of life for everyone. Since its inception the Charity has given approximately £15,000 annually to support such projects.

In 2022 a host of great causes local to the Woolton area benefited from the charity. These included the Friends of Reynolds Park who received £2,000 to install new play equipment; Old Xaverians Cricket Club which benefitted from £5,000 to help finance a practice facility; and Woolton High School which received £2,000 to fund new musical equipment.

Local groups and organisations have until 31 March 2023 to submit a bid for funding.

How to apply:

Application forms are available from Mr Robin Thomaides, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DS. Telephone 0151 351 1108. Email:

Councillor Malcolm Kelly, the Chair of The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity, said: “The village hall was gifted to the people of the village by William Dodge James in 1896.

“Since its sale, we have used the proceeds to invest in the local community and support many fantastic initiatives from local groups.

“The application process is open to anyone in the Woolton area who wants to use the funding to help improve recreation and education in the area. We look forward to receiving your bids.”

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