CELEBRATING CAMDEN’S COMMUNITIES
The ‘Communities Together Fund’ is a partnership with the lovely people at Camden Giving and ourselves, (Volunteer Centre Camden!) and is funded by the London Borough of Camden’s ‘We make Camden’ initiative. To aim is to support Camden organisations and citizens to celebrate diversity and unite our communities. 10 Camden residents are at the heart of the decision-making for this fund and will choose which projects to support based on their own experiences.
WHAT WILL BE FUNDED?
Small grants of £500-£1,500 will be available to deliver community-led activities and events that that promote cohesion at a grassroots level and bring different people and groups together.
Proposals must outline how they support the bringing together of different Camden groups and communities to encourage cohesion. This could include, but is not limited to:
- New activities that bring different groups together e.g. a community picnic.
- Outreach to expand existing activities/ projects to new groups or communities.
- New partnerships that promote cohesion e.g. a resident who co-ordinates local environmental volunteering in Gospel Oak organises a visit for volunteers to a youth project that has an environmental focus in Holborn.
The panel would like to see ideas that bring together people who do not ordinarily come together.
WHO CAN APPLY
Applications will be accepted from Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) and their beneficiaries, as well as un-constituted groups.
Residents that have an idea for a proposal should partner with a voluntary or community sector organisation to deliver the project. Volunteer Centre Camden can provide you with information, advice and support on with partnering with an organisation in order to access funds. You can contact Sheila directly for support: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7424 9990.
Organisations can submit more than one application to the fund for different activities and events.
Faith groups in partnership (if the proposal includes religious activities, the group must be working in partnership with a faith group that is different from their own. Partnerships with VCSOs or citizens will also be eligible provided the activities delivered are not religious and are open to all).
Fund opens for applications: 10th June 2019
Fund closes for applications: 1st July 2019
We anticipate that successful applicants will receive funding by: 19th July 2019.
All activities must be complete by: 30th November 2019