New funding to help L4 and South Sefton pupils





Everton in the Community (EitC) has secured multimillion-pound funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation to tackle social deprivation and inequalities that often hinder young people from getting the best start in life. The charitable arm of Everton Football Club has been working with the Steve Morgan Foundation since 2020 and will use the funding to deliver the early intervention programmes in Liverpool 4 and South Sefton. The two have delivered the ‘Steve Morgan Impact Model’ in Speke-Garston to protect young people from exploitation and inspired them to reach their full potential. Established in 2001, the Steve Morgan Foundation works to support projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly or those that are socially disadvantaged in North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside. The new funding will see EitC work in primary and secondary schools in the area to deliver the impact model to elevate academic achievements, prevent anti-social behaviour and vulnerability to gangs, and more. In L4, 33% of children live in absolute low-income households while over 30% of the working-age population in South Sefton rely on benefits. The funding means Everton in the Community will deliver targeted interventions in identified high schools and primary schools across L4 and South Sefton to overcome these issues. Over three years, charity staff will work in four identified high schools and nine primary schools to support thousands of young people at a crucial stage in their education journey and deliver personal, social and health education. Access will be provided to a range of after-school activities, career and pathway programmes, one-on-one mentoring, and much more. Liam Eaglestone, CEO of The Steve Morgan Foundation, added: “We are thrilled that the Impact Model will now have the potential to change the trajectories of thousands more young lives in our region.”