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.