Our Mission

Community Link Foundation is a local charity with a difference; we assist anyone in Southport and surrounding areas who need financial support in the form of a variety of ways. We have a passion for supporting the people and organisations within our community and invest in the people who live in it so that we can be proud of where we live.

Whether you are a parent with a child requiring assistance as part of an on-going illness or disease, a sports team in need of new equipment to benefit local young people or a community group that needs financial support for supplies or materials, Community Link Foundation can help those who need it most.

The Community Link Foundation is the charity for the people of Southport, Formby, Ormskirk, Ainsdale, Burscough, Hesketh Bank, Rufford and Banks and the communities within these catchment boundaries.

As a charity we want to help as many people as possible with our grants so if you would like to apply to be considered for a grant to help you or someone around you, click here.

We’re waiting to hear from you and help you.

Community Link Foundation Registered Charity number 1154506

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Our Aims


to build a stronger community and enrich lives by supporting people and organisations in need.


to help local people and organisations manage their philantrophy and charitable giving.


to influence the issues and needs affecting our community.

Making a positive difference

Great Ways to get involved

Community Link Foundation has pledged £2000 to a Southport couple to enable them to make and deliver meals to people during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Louie and Tanya Gaffney started delivering soap and toilet rolls to vulnerable people in March and then by the middle of April they started cooking meals for the elderly, vulnerable and key workers. At first, they were delivering around 40 meals that they’d prepared in the kitchens their business, Playtown children’s centre. But, as word spread about the service they were offering, demand for the meals grew.
They are now delivering more than 200 meals a week and, thanks to the grant from Community Link Foundation (CLF), this will be able to continue in the coming weeks. Previously, the money for the food has come from donations from the public via their social media pages.
They contacted CLF to see if they would be able to offer any financial ...