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    • Support for Liverpool voluntary groups

      Individual training and support for groups

      We previously provided free individual training and support programmes for voluntary sector groups of and for disabled people in Liverpool. Support from Liverpool City Council for this programme ended in March 2013, and our programme of support activities is currently under review.

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  • FAQs
    From the list below choose one of our FAQs topics, then select an FAQ to read. If you have a question which is not in this section, please contact us.
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    • General

      Some general questions about MDF.

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    • Individuals

      Information for disabled people and their carers.

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    • Voluntary Organisations

      Information for voluntary groups.

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    • Business

      FAQs for businesses and other organisations.

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  • Funding

    Funding for voluntary groups

    Voluntary and community groups achieve a great deal with unpaid labour, but none of them can do without some money in the bank. Getting that money to support your work, year on year, can take a lot of effort.

    Find out here about some of the groups that MDF has helped..

    There are a number of different routes for voluntary groups to get that money, and the more successful organisations are likely to consider many of them.

    • A number of these funds of particular interest to voluntary groups that are of and for disabled people in Merseyside are listed below..

     

    What are the available sources of funding and support?

     

    Grants from public authorities or other public bodies such as the Big Lottery

     

    Grants from private trusts and foundations

    There is a wide range of these trusts and grant-giving bodies, both local and national.

    Donations and legacies from the public

     

    Sponsorship or other help from companies

    You may be able to get grants of money from commercial orgaisations, Help may also come as the free use of facilities or equipment, advice on running your groups, or company staff working for you for free.

     

    Contracts from public sector

    More and more, this is the way in which public support for voluntary groups will be available, as there is more pressure for groups to be sustainable (which, in practice, often means not coming back every year for a public grant).

    What do you need to do so that your group can be ready for these opportunities?.

    • Immediate actions:  for example, you should look for opportunities advertised in the press or on public bodies' websites
    • Longer-term planning: for example, make sure that your group has the legal structure that is required to get a grant; and  you might need to set up links with other groups (for example in a consortium) as these contracts can be too big for individual groups to tackle.

    MDF may be able to help you look for funding, or tell you about any training and advice which will help your organisation become better prepared to apply for contracts or grants.

     

    For more funding sources, the Merseyside Funding Information Portal provides information about grants foe voluntary groups and social enterprises. There is also information on that site to help you to tender for public contacts.

    Some funding possibilities:

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  • Information

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  • Jobs & volunteering
    •  Are you looking for jobs (or for volunteering opportunities) working with disabled or other excluded groups in the Merseyside area - in the voluntary sector and elsewhere? 
    •  Are you a disabled person looking for job or training or volunteering opportunities that are specifically intended for disabled people  (and sometimes are only available to disabled people)?

     

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    • Jobs and volunteering

      Jobs and volunteering

      You can find here employment or volunteering opportunities of interest to people in voluntary sector disability groups in Merseyside.

      Some of these are opportunities within the voluntary sector: others may be in public or commercial organisations that are of interest to people working in the voluntary sector - and especially in connection with disability.

      If your organisation has opportunities of this sort available, send us an email with the details. Currently there is no charge for advertising in this way.

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    • Disability jobs

      Oportunities around disability

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    • Members

      Our organisation represents and supports the following organisations:-

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  • News

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  • NWDIP

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  • Our projects and conferences

    Here you'll  find a short descriptions of just a few of the many projects and other activities that MDF is involved in - or has been involved in, in the past:

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    • Current projects at MDF

      You will find here information about the projects that we are involved with at the moment.

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    • Some of our past projects

      This link takes you to a list of some of the projects - large and small - that we are no longer involved in.

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    • Our conferences

      Information about conferences that we have held.

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  • Some groups that MDF has helped with funds
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  • Staff

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    • IT
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