What we provide
First of all our charity has no overheads, and all money donated is paid out to our beneficiaries. In relation to what we donate, we will soon pass the £250,000 target since we registered as a Charity. On average, we distribute £35,000 per year to our causes. We mainly provide cash donations, but we also provide gifts, food hampers, and shopping vouchers to individuals, very often those who have been crime victims, as well as contributions to assist many other causes. All of our beneficiaries are local, and examples of how help range from providing football kits to local youth teams; equipment for community groups working with disadvantaged youngsters.
We also donate to various local charities. Since we were established, we have donated over £60,000 to Zoe's Place baby hospice, and £20,000 to Stick 'n' Step (assisting those with cerebral palsy) and many, many more.
What our Charity provides are acts of kindness to those needing help within the Merseyside community. Our fund is outward looking and enables members of Merseyside Police (very importantly facilitated by Merseyside Police Federation) to help those in the communities in which they serve. All applications must come from a member of Merseyside Police, and are directed to us at the Police Federation. It is as simple as that.