Karl Clawley to boost momentum for Local Solutions’ charitable vision

The Momentum Group’s Associate Director, Karl Clawley has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of major Liverpool charity, Local Solutions.

Karl, who joined The Momentum Group in January 2021, has a long history of community support throughout his working life. He recently became a key member of Change Liverpool, a multi-agency support network to help people who are rough sleeping or may be homeless across Liverpool City Region.

While centre manager of Runcorn Shopping City, he opened up a vacant shop unit to collect warm clothes for vulnerable people, receiving around 38,000 items over six weeks which led to a partnership with the Tesco distribution centre in Widnes. Tesco had heard about the initiative on local radio and volunteered to sort the items and distribute them throughout the North West.

Local Solutions is a charity that, since 1974, has been generating and delivering services to support individuals, families, and communities with a prime focus on those people experiencing disadvantage, exclusion and vulnerability across the Liverpool City Region and North Wales.

Karl, who will sit on Local Solutions’ operations and development committee, has been asked to review all properties that Local Solutions uses to deliver services, as well as suggesting ways to increase footfall and revenue at the not-for-profit Liverpool Watersports Centre, which is part of the charity.
He said: “I was made aware of Local Solutions and the excellent work they do while working on the Change Liverpool project. They are a brilliant organisation, innovative and entrepreneurial with everyone working towards the one goal of making positive change in the lives of people, old and young, who need it most.”

“I have always been keen to be involved in projects that make such a difference and Local Solutions is a perfect fit for my passion with its mission and vision and I can’t wait to get started and help the charity make an even bigger impact.”

Crispin Pailing, The Rector of Liverpool and a trustee of Local Solutions, said: “Karl’s enthusiasm is infectious and we feel that his particular expertise alongside his willingness to roll his sleeves up and his evident passion for people will be of real value to the work that we do for many years to come.”

Chris Bliss, director and co-founder of Momentum Group said: “Karl is very passionate about giving back and helping others. He will be a great asset to the Local Solutions board, just as he is here at The Momentum Group.”