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Major new funding comes our way

Steve Morgan, left, and Tom Dowling

All Together NOW! has received a massive boost to help get even more of our FREE award-winning newspapers out and about across the North West of England.

Funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (#CommunitiesCan) also means the charity can now start its search for a dynamic development officer to make the paper even bigger and better.

Liverpool-born businessman Steve Morgan, chairman of the Steve Morgan Foundation, is a huge supporter of All Together NOW!

Writing in the latest issue – the charity’s 15th anniversary edition – Mr Morgan said: “Since 2007 we’ve been supporting this pioneering charity newspaper which helps people whose lives are affected by disability and ill-health.

“Organisations like the Steve Morgan Foundation andAll Together NOW! are vital in making sure the vulnerable are supported.”

The money comes via a £20m package of funding for local charities – split equally between the Government’s new Community Match Challenge Fund and the Steve Morgan Foundation, who are administering the fund.

Mr Morgan said the new fund will help hundreds of charities stay open.

 “I’m honoured that the work of the Steve Morgan Foundation has been recognised by the Government with this award of £10m and, by match-funding it, we have £20m to get out to those charities in the most need,” he said. “It will help millions of some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.”

Mr Morgan, who founded the housebuilding giant Redrow in 1974, said the new money is being shared between around 100 smaller North West-based charities and four larger charities – Maggie’s Cancer Centres, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Onside Youth Zones and The Reader, a charity that aims to get more people reading.

The philanthropist has already given £50m in grants and committed another £250m since launching his Foundation in 2001.

The new Community Match Challenge initiative is separate to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund that he launched in March which has made more than 600 awards to charities tackling everything from food poverty, mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, bereavement and social isolation.

The new job vacancy atAll Together NOW! will involve securing donations from trusts and foundations, and developing commercial partnerships through advertising sales/sponsorships.

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