Bank of America money for local community projects

Bank of America is offering financial and practical support to London charities under its "Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative", designed to help organisations that are enhancing their local communities. Alexandra, who spotted the news, rightly points out that Brockley has a surfeit of suitable candidates.

Awards range from £3,000 to £110,000 and London is the only non-US city included. The application deadline is June 1st, so there's not much time to get an entry in.

Here's what BoA says:

We have long held the belief that a healthy community is a healthy place to do business. To be successful, we are committed to creating real impact in those places where we live, work, and do business.

That’s why we developed the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, our signature philanthropic program, which recognizes, nurtures, and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes and student leaders working to improve their communities.
We focus on areas such as:

  • education
  • community development/neighborhood preservation
  • arts and culture
  • health and human services
In order to address critical neighborhood needs, we work with local community leaders to identify economic and social priorities, and the visionaries working to sustain, strengthen and grow our communities. Together, we can create healthy, vibrant neighborhoods where all of us can pursue our dreams.