How we raise funds
Our funds come mainly from the pay packets of Police Officers, retired Police Officers, and Police staff.
They contribute to a small lottery, and this provides most of our funds. We also hold a high profile charity evening each year that many of our business partners and local businesses support.
Also, via our Charitable Trust, we have been working with PIPS Programmes to deliver suicide risk awareness training to local reps and members. We have delivered 3 courses locally, and have one more planned (all funded by Merseyside Police Federation).
Mental health issues and suicide risk are massive within the Police is a major issue, particularly for our Reps who are frequently dealing with members in difficult and stressful situations. These issues are just as relevant within our communities.
Our Charitable Trust works towards providing for the community of Merseyside, and we are looking to provide the same training for staff at local schools and community groups.
Working with PIPS Programmes, we applied to the Big Lottery Fund via the National Lottery, and we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £9,600 to deliver this training. Some of this training will be delivered at the offices of Merseyside Police Federation.
This a major development for our Charity, and is a perfect example of providing 'Public Value' as outlined in the Normington Report.