Local groups bid for £6,000 grants

Local groups Bold Vision and Walk in Space have applied to the NatWest Community Force programme in the hope of securing a £6,000 award to support their work. The awards are allocated on the basis of a public vote, which is now open, until October 24th. The three projects with the most votes in each CommunityForce area will win.

In their applications, Bold Vision and Walk in Space describe how they would spend the money:


1. Community art project: signal reopening of the library in new dynamic and community based format £3k 2. Development of literacy actions aimed at youth (at risk of becoming involved with gang culture), elderly (most isolated. Ref RSA Connected Communities). As a research supplier for LSC on literacy and MLA on adult learning in libraries I know what is required to lower the barriers to participation. £1.5k 3. Short term contract for Volunteer Coordinator to train, establish rotas etc £1.5k


We like to offer a different workshop each month to give the children & young people the chance to discover new talents and interests. The award would contribute towards the cost of these workshops, e.g. dance/ music production/ drama/ art sessions. We also want to offer more holiday activities, for example in the summer we went to the beach and took part in a 2 day ski/snowboard course.

In addition to these two applications, there are others in Nunhead, Deptford, New Cross and Lewisham. Click here for details.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Half the tweets in my twitter stream are about people wanting me to vote for these community force projects. I vote for most but I think I'm nullfying the vote.

Mb said...

Bold vision got mine.

Tamsin said...

OK - I hadn't thought it appropriate to use this site to tout for votes - but, as you mention it, my employers, Lewisham Pensioners Forum, are also in there on this link . One might also consider Just Older Youth - a group based around New Cross.

Given that these organisations serve a demographic that doesn't naturally tweet or use facebook a little bit of extra boost to their vote numbers would be most welcome.

And, not to have votes cancelling each other out, can I put in a plug for New Lodge Riding for the Disabled who, although only 15 minutes drive away from here, come under Orpington as far as Nat West is concerned.

Tamsin said...

Bumping this to the top again - three or four votes for Bold Vision and one for the Forum in the last twenty-four hours is a tad disappointing...

It's a bore to register and the site is not the easiest to use but this is a way of helping local organisations that need funds without having to dip into one's own pocket.

There's no risk of spam even though you are asked to provide an e-mail address as you have to opt in to receive communications.

Tamsin said...

Votes are going terribly slowly for these two projects and the Forum - come on, vote for us...

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