Supporting Kensington Fields

The Steve Morgan Foundation is providing a three-year grant to help Kensington Fields Community Association (KFCA) to recruit a development manager to secure the future of the charity.

KFCA is a community anchor organisation in Kensington Fields, Liverpool which has been serving the whole community for over 20 years. It offers a range of support and runs a busy timetable of activities including play schemes, lunch clubs and a local history group. 

They have recently recruited Tom Murphy to take up the development manager post to working with the team to create a clear plan for the future. 

Tom said: “A lot of funders prefer to support project costs so it’s amazing that Steve Morgan Foundation has funded a core staff post for three years. 

“This will give us the space to really strengthen what we currently do and more importantly where we go next.” 

Gosia McKane, Development and Project Manager with the Steve Morgan Foundation, presented the cheque for £75,250 to the KFCA at a community day attended by local councillors Maria Toolan and Nick Small. 

The children from the centre had made a banner to say thank you to the Steve Morgan Foundation. 

Gosia said: “This charity is undertaking essential core work with local children, which will stand them in good stead for the future, and we are delighted to have been able to support the post of development manager.”

Sue Robinson, the centre coordinator added: “Our area is one of the most deprived in the UK and the centre is a well-used, vibrant hub for local people. Everyone in the area knows they can come here with their problems – big or small – and we will help. 

“The children love coming to the centre and getting involved in the activities. We are the only place in the area for children to come and get off the streets.” 

KFCA host a weekly lunch club on Tuesdays for local pensioners to meet up which is attended by over 35 residents. 

Sue said: “Many of our older neighbours look forward to a Tuesday as it’s a time in their week they know there will be a room full of people to have a gab to.”

Paul Nicholson, Chair of Trustees with KFCA, added:  “After years of cuts to our funding, we haven’t had anyone specifically in the team working on fundraising and had stopped growing.

“We are very grateful to the Steve Morgan Foundation for helping us recruit Tom and we now feel we have an opportunity to thrive, so thank you.”

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