£70,000 awarded

Three community groups in Birkenhead have received nearly £70,000 in emergency funding to help them through Covid-19.

North Birkenhead Development Trust (£34,715); Gautby Road Play Youth & Community Centre (£27,526); and BEE Wirral (£7,285) have received the awards from Steve Morgan Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

The three organisations already work together on a joint initiative called ‘Cradle to Career’ which is aimed at improving the lives of young people over 15 to 20 years rather than being a short-term fix.

Steve Morgan, founder of the Steve Morgan Foundation, said: “When I launched the Covid-19 Emergency Fund I was clear we couldn’t deliver the help to the vulnerable people directly but we could enable the charities on the ground to do that.

“North Birkenhead  Development Trust and the other charities in Birkenhead are really good examples of that in action.”