The Team London Bridge Small Grants Fund, jointly funded by Team London Bridge and Peter de Haan Charitable Trust in 2011-12 is for youth projects which benefit 5-19 year olds living and/or going to school in the Bermondsey area in Southwark. Grants of £500 - £2,000 are available.
2013-14 Small Grants Fund
- The Small Grants Fund is open for applications until 5pm Friday 22nd February 2013. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0207 407 4701 if you would like to find out more, or if you would like an application form.
Applications must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- To encourage positive youth engagement
- To provide basic life skills
- To provide extra educational opportunities
Last year, the following organisations were awarded funding:
A week long residential to experience the countryside, camping out under canvas, and testing their skills, confidence and courage through adventure activity.
4 months (15 weeks) of street dance training, master classes by dance professionals and leadership skills programme for our previous successful OCN dance accreditation candidates, ending in a dance showcase.
A two-week playscheme for 60 local children, celebrating with craft and performance, the first Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852.
City Hope Church
The Pedal Project is a 6 week bike maintenance and safety course that will culminate with an epic cycling adventure from London to Hastings.
Free sports sessions at the Colombo Centre over three weeks (two hours per day mon-fri) including a young leaders programme which will gain those who complete it a recognised qualification.
Weekly art sessions addressing themes appropriate at the time eg Easter, Queens Jubilee etc. Art produced will be available to lease out to businesses.
Inspiring Your Imagination
Our Silwood – A perspective of life of the young people on the Silwood Estate through film about what life is like through their eyes and the different issues they face. Made and edited over eight days in the Easter holidays, resulting in an AQA accreditation in ‘Film Making’.
London Urban Arts Academy
The two exciting taster workshops running concurrently in Radio Broadcasting & Creative Writing, followed by four weekly workshops each, of Radio Broadcasting & Creative Writing. The project will end with a final celebratory performance.
London Wildlife Trust (Southwark)
Bermondsey and Borough Bushcraft Project: Four day long workshops for 11-18 year olds at risk of becoming NEET, teaching survival skills and conservation skills in Southwark’s green spaces. Participants that complete all four days will activate the John Muir Discovery Award.
A ten week art project culminating in an exhibition of the young people’s work for members of the local community.
“Our community – past, present and future”. Screening of 1972 documentary about life in Bermondsey, followed by a 6 week young people’s film making project – a continuation of last year’s successful film project.
Southwark Young Pilgrims
A one day (6 hour) course of First Aid Training for 50 students
Six workshops per group (five groups), exploring the theme of the Trojan Horse, and themes such as Deception and Trust, Invention, Conflict and Resolution, the cost of Peace and protected spaces.
Young people from two Bermondsey schools to receive compering workshops and manage youth theatre events in Southwark. This is a continuation and expansion of last years SGF funded project.
Surrey Docks Farm
Living Well – 18 2-hour workshops for primary aged children and their families on: growing and cooking food, health and nutrition, caring for animals.
Waterloo Sports and Football Club
Get Active in SE1 - Summer Sports coaching sessions over 13 weeks, to include two health and nutrition workshops and end of project celebration. Two per week, one mixed and one girls only.
Full case studies will be available shortly.
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Here is what people say about the Small Grant Fund:
"Parents on the Tabard Estate say the drama group funded by the Small Grant Fund gives children the chance to socialise and express themaselves as well as making friends with children from the other parts of the estate." Genevieve Collier, Tabard Gardens South TRA
"Our theatre project encouraged young people to work together creatively, to express themselves and to communicate both orally and in writing." Suzanna Rosenthal, Steam Industry Free Theatre Co.For more information please call 020 7407 4701 or e-mail email@example.com, quoting "London Bridge Small Grants Fund".