The Florence Institute Trust Ltd was founded by residents of Toxteth, Liverpool in Jan 2005. Set up after years of public support and drive, as the legal vehicle and accountable body to progress with the campaign to "save the Florrie".
After what has been a truly remarkable effort by all involved, finally the last piece of the funding jigsaw was secured, collectively totaling £6.3million, in May 2010. With no time to waste Stage 1 works commenced in June 10, with Stage 2 commencing late Jan 11. By Feb 2012, the beloved and superbly restored Florrie was once again the heartbeat of South Liverpool.