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Funding available for community projects

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Lewisham Homes is looking for great ideas for community projects that will improve the community, environment or safety for Lewisham Homes residents. A grant fund of up to £5,000 is available from the Lewisham Homes Community Fund 2014.

Last year, our Community Fund helped kick-start 16 local projects, ranging from street dance lessons, a business enterprise course for young people, improving a nature garden on an estate working with its young residents, sporting activities for 8-14 year olds, digital inclusion for a group of older residents, horticulture and cooking classes for older residents, to a family and neighbour activity weekend for residents on another of our estates. 

We're looking to fund new projects this year, and are looking for innovative and engaging projects that will enhance our local communities and bring neighbours, young and old, together.

What you need to know
Your project must benefit Lewisham Homes’ residents, and meet one of the following criteria:

• 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 one-to-one support or a training session on how to apply for funding. Email getinvolved@lewishamhomes.org.uk or call Joy Burnett on 020 8613 7662.

Lewisham Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up by Lewisham Council in January 2007 to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates. It is a private non-profit company of which the Council is the sole shareholder. 

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