Funding available for community projects - apply now

BC reader Richard has spotted a pot of money available to fund small scale community projects in the area covered by Lewisham Homes (the organisation that manages Lewisham Council-owned homes). Here are the details:

The Lewisham Homes Community Improvement Competitive fund has a total budget of £39,200 which was agreed by residents as part of the Residents Business Plan.

Residents can apply for grants of up to £5000 to improve their local area or community. Lewisham Homes residents have been actively involved in setting up the fund, setting the criteria and ensuring that it is accessible to all residents across the Lewisham Homes area.

Leaseholders may be recharged for works in line with their lease, this will be assessed on a scheme by scheme basis and communicated with all residents.

You can apply for up to £5000 to fund your project. All funds need to be spent by the end of March 2011 so it’s important to remember that your project must be complete by this date. To enable all groups to apply, monies will not be paid into individual accounts and will be held and managed by Lewisham Homes. Lewisham Homes residents should be the main beneficiaries of applications.

What they will not fund:
  • bids where planning applications are required
  • bids where major works are required
Following the judging process, Lewisham Homes will work with you to deliver the project. This will include the use of Lewisham Homes own resources to ensure Health and Safety standards are adhered to and value for money is achieved.

Timescale for applications:

All applications need to be received by: 27 August 2010.