LCVS | United Way
LCVS | United Way is a registered charity that aims to advance the common good through mobilising and equipping individuals and groups for voluntary action and charitable giving.
LCVS | United Way provides advice and support to non-profit organisations around business development, governance and funding, and services around financial management, payroll and accountancy.
Since 1909, LCVS | United Way has been the strategic support organisation for donors and the non-profit sector in Liverpool and one of the largest distributors of funds in the North West of England.
Through it's community Impact Programmes, LCVS | United Way partners with schools, government agencies, businesses, charities, and the wider community to support our priorities:
- EDUCATION - Children to be ready for school and to achieve in school.
Thrive at 5 is a programme aimed at making a real difference to child literacy and he love of learning in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the city. Children who are read to for 15 minutes a day on a regular basis before they start school are more likely to suceed.
- FINANCIAL STABILITY - Financial independence for families.
LCVS | United Way's programme to reduce homelessness in Liverpool is delivered in partnership with Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS), Sheila Kay Fund, Liverpool Homeless Football League and the Whitechapel Centre. Initial aim is to support partner organisations to get practical help to those most in need, including:
- One to one support sessions
- Support with funding to help re-engage with education
- Emergency funding to support individuals (through our Aid in Sickness Fund and William Edmonds Funds)
- Skills for life training
- Emergency accommodation project
- HEALTH - Resilient people living in resilient communities.
The Active at 60 project aims to address social isolation of older people living in Liverpool through community based activity, thereby reducing the negative impact on physical and mental health.
Since June 2012, LCVS | United Way has supported:
- Over 2,000 children engaged in local activity
- Over 360 people into secure tenancy
- Over 90 young people with information and guidance
- Over 230 individuals in need
- Over 120 homeless men engaged in sports activity, with a new women’s league being formed
Find our more and download LCVS | United Way's programme reports here.