£5,000 funding available for community projects

Lewisham Homes, the organisation responsible for running and maintaining council housing and estates in the borough, writes:

Got an idea that will improve the community, environment or safety in your area? Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Lewisham Homes Community Fund 2014.

Last year, the Community Fund helped kick-start 16 local projects, ranging from street dance lessons in Sydenham, a business enterprise course for young people, improving the Heston Nature Garden, sporting activities for 8-14 year olds in Deptford to a family and neighbour activity weekend for residents on the Kender Estate.

What you need to know

Your project must benefit Lewisham Homes’ residents, and meet one of the following criteria of:
• Improving the community
• Improving the local environment
• Improving safety in the area

Who can apply?

You can be a Lewisham Homes resident, a group of residents, or a community group or social enterprise, but your project MUST be for, and benefit, Lewisham Homes residents. Your project can be a one-off piece of work, or last for weeks or even a couple of months.

Key dates

• 3 March: Community Fund launches
• 14 April: Closing date for applications

Successful applicants will be notified in early May.

How to apply

If you have a fantastic idea for a community project then book your place now for a one-to-one support or training session on how to apply for funding. Email getinvolved@lewishamhomes.org.uk  or call Joy Burnett on 020 8613 7662.