The Mayor's Hope Fund is an independent charity established by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, to aid the relief of poverty in Liverpool. Since 2013, the fund has given over £1/4m to charities that help people most in need.
34% of children in Liverpool were living in poverty
in the city used foodbanks between April 2017 and March 2018 - 36% of those donations fed children
in Liverpool were in fuel poverty - 17% of all households in the city
can help bring hope to the most vulnerable residents in Liverpool
who are most in need - donations are not spent on salaries or expenses
has made the Mayor's Hope Fund its 2018 conference charity
The Mayor’s Hope Fund has given grants to Liverpool charities that, in turn, have delivered
much needed help to local people. Here are some of their success stories.
The Greenhouse Project is an out of school club and play scheme for children in Toxteth. With money from the Mayor’s Hope Fund, it was able to sign up a ‘fare share’ scheme that delivers food that's used for cookery classes and to make meals for the children.
The Mayor’s Hope Fund, along with Scottish Power Energy People’s Trust, created this partnership which allowed the council’s Healthy Homes team to give fuel poverty support to over 3,000 people.
Asylum Link Merseyside used money from the Mayor’s Hope Fund to cover costs of basic food and materials for their kitchen. As a result, it was able to feed nearly 3,000 asylum seekers on a regular basis.
Merseyside Polonia helps the local Polish community feel welcome in the UK and also delivers projects for the wider community. It used a grant from the fund to teach people how to cook cheap and healthy meals from scratch.
Money from the Mayor’s Hope Fund was used to help Progressive Lifestyles supply the most deprived council estates and schools in the area with food. A new van significantly increased the number of people the charity could reach.
In two weeks, council staff donated more than 1.5 tonnes of food, which kept Liverpool North and Liverpool South Foodbanks going for a week. The campaign also collected more than £600 in donations for the cause.