The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson launches the Mayor’s Hope Fund to aid the relief of poverty in Liverpool.

The Mayor recognises that it is critical to support those who are suffering most in the context of the economic downturn, changes to the welfare system and the loss of funding to the city. The Mayor has given city council grant funding to foodbanks in November 2012 (£50,000) but through the establishment of the Mayor’s Hope Fund, he intends to formalise contributions through the charity and provide an opportunity for Liverpool residents to give their support to the cause.


Applications are now open for foodbanks to claim grants from the Mayors Hope Fund. If you are an organisation – large or small – that provides foodbank services in Liverpool, you will now be able to apply for a grant.

The Mayor’s Hope Fund is delighted to announce that artist, Allen Heron, has donated a unique, hand painted tribute to the Giant’s first visit to Liverpool. This stunning 36cm by 48cm canvas is a one of a kind piece which Allen has painted with an impeccable attention to detail. The painting has also been signed by the artist and will now be up for grabs during a special raffle to raise funds for the Hope Fund.

Alan Heron, Joe Anderson, Giants painting

To be in for a chance, you can enter our raffle by donating straight to the hope fund via our Just Giving Page .

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A £5 donation will get you one entry into the raffle. You many enter as many times as you like by donating in multiples of 5. (So a £10 donation - 2 entries. £100 – 10 entries etc)

In order to qualify your donation a name and email address must be supplied as well as submitting ‘Raffle’ into the message box.

A winner will be chosen at random at 9m on Wednesday 12th March.

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You can donate directly to the fund via our Just Giving page

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Or simply text LMHF14 followed by the amount to 70070

You can text donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to the Mayor’s Hope Fund

So, to donate £1 text LMHF14 £1 to 70070

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