The Community Foundation for Lancashire & Merseyside is an independent charity that promotes local giving to address local disadvantage. Since 1999, it has distributed in excess of £40 million to charities and community groups in Merseyside. In 2018 it launched the new Merseyside Women’s Fund after its national membership body, UK Community Foundations (UKCF), secured a record £3.4 million award from the DCMS Tampon Scheme. The Community Foundation for Merseyside received £70,000 from the allocation to enable the launch of the new fund, which ultimately aims to raise £1 million to help support local women.

At a time when women’s rights are so prevalent in the media and the public eye, this is a great time to be celebrating the achievements of local women in Merseyside and putting a spotlight on the issues we need to address.

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