Our relationship with Fun 4 Kidz began back in 2008, when the Steve Morgan Foundation presented the charity with a runner up award for Best Business Providing Economic and Social Contribution. Since then, we have continued our support of Fun 4 Kidz, from providing vital funds through the pandemic to supporting the charity with taking on the management of a community centre.
About Fun 4 Kidz
Established in 1998, Fun 4 Kidz is a registered charity that runs out-of-school childcare across nine afterschool clubs, three holiday clubs and three breakfast clubs within eight different communities across Merseyside. In total, it provides activities for over 800 children per week, ensuring that all children in attendence have the opportunity to make friends, learn and develop through play and having fun.
The charity also runs the L30 community centre. Hosting numerous activities, from social groups and courses to exercise classes and childcare, the centre is a space for community members to meet, get to know each other, make friends, and share their ideas and skills.
A place for people to come together
When the charity faced an uncertain future during the pandemic, the Steve Morgan Foundation stepped in to provide core funding, acting as a lifeline to enable the organisation initially just to stay open, and then to recover from such a challenging period.
At a time when all the income Fun 4 Kidz generated ceased, funding from the Foundation covered core costs, which meant the organisation could continue functioning for the community in Netherton during that difficult time. This has greatly contributed to Netherton now being a stronger, connected community, with the L30 Centre recognised as the place for people to come together.
Not only did Fun 4 Kidz recover, but it came back even stronger, with its out of school clubs the busiest they have ever been. We recognised Fun 4 Kidz’ achievements with a runner up award for Greatest Local Impact in our 2022 Anniversary Awards.