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. During the Covid-19 pandemic it is our priority to ensure everyone can access the food they need. Our aim is to support the foodbanks that help the most at-risk groups in the city as we tackle this crisis. Every penny you donate will help vulnerable families in Liverpool access food and essential items during these uncertain times. We thank you for your support. Stay safe, stay strong and look forward to the time when we are through this crisis.
36% of children in Liverpool were living in poverty
in the city used foodbanks between April 2018 and March 2019 - 36% of those donations fed children
in Liverpool were in fuel poverty – 17.6% 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
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.
In 2019 Gourmet Social Enterprise, Can Cook, Joseph Lappin, L6 Community Association and the Florrie delivered free lunches to children at summer holiday and half-term schemes in Lifestyles and children centres, and other settings. £1,272.00 of the total £60,823.60 cost was donated by the Mayor’s Hope Fund.
In December 2019, winter fuel vouchers were offered to the hardest hit families and care leavers. This initiative was funded by the Mayor’s Hope Fund working in cooperation with the council’s benefits service. By February 2020, a total 600 families had claimed the vouchers and every care leaver had one.
In March 2019, the Mayor’s Hope Fund made a donation of £10,755 to help St Andrew’s Foodbank move to a larger premises that would help them meet growing demand for their services. The new premises also allow them to provide better co-ordinated distribution to a number of foodbanks in the city.