Shaping The Future

A funding grant has been awarded by Steve Morgan Foundation to Croxteth Family Matters which will ‘shape the future of the charity’.

The Croxteth charity is a community organisation which has embraced a number of different services to provide much-needed help to local people, including childcare, debt advice, food poverty support, a community shop and putting on activities for the elderly.

The Steve Morgan Foundation has helped the organisation in the past, and is now making a £95,000 grant to help it continue its crucial work and both consolidate and expand.

“We have been going through considerable change this year,” Croxteth Family Matters CEO Ken Eaton explains.

“The Steve Morgan Foundation helped us through our application process which will now help shape the future of our charity.

“The knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector from all within the Steve Morgan Foundation was a great help, assisting all the way.

“It makes you feel supported and that you are given the opportunity to explain your project in writing, but also face-to-face which ensured we had the opportunity to explain the project in detail.”

Croxteth Family Matters started out as the Croxteth Federation serving the local community back in 1976, and began the advice and information in its present centre in 1979.

Last year they undertook a review of the charity and focused in on four categories under the umbrella of Croxteth Family Matters.

  1. Information and Advice to Advice Quality Standards (AQS)
  2. Children’s Chances Project
  3. Older Persons Support Services
  4. Food Poverty Support and Next Stage Food Pantry Service

Ken adds: “The support we provide is offered in a friendly-family environment.

“Often people present to our advice centre in crisis and we are now able to offer advice such as debt management, welfare benefits support, income maximisation plus referrals to one of our support services, such as social inclusion activities for older people, after school clubs and food pantry service.

“We create a sense of involvement and provide volunteer opportunities supporting people all the way through difficult times.

“At the heart of our very existence is the aim to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for local residents.”

And this latest grant will certainly help the charity to continue to move forward and help bring a positive change to the lives of those from the community.

“The fantastic news of the grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation has enabled our charity to evolve and ensure we remain needs led by local residents,” Ken concludes.



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