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London Bridge Small Grants Fund

The Team London Bridge Small Grants Fund, funded by Team London Bridge businesses 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 awarded. There is a funding pot of £15,000 available.

2014-15 Small Grants Fund

  • The Small Grants Fund is open for applications from 1st December 2013 to 5pm 31st January 2014. Please email bethany@teamlondonbridge.co.uk 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 

In 2013/14 the following organisations were awarded funding:

Camp @ Bede 2013. A residential to experience the countryside, camping out under canvas, and building their skills, confidence and team work through adventure activity.
Borough Music School
Music Bands encourage young musicians to create, listen, interact with each other via music. 30 minute lessons for 30 weeks, perform at recitals and an end of project concert.
Brunel Museum
A two-week playscheme for 60 local children, celebrating with craft and performance, the first Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852.
Cafe Gallery
Art Awards Discover qualifications for young people aged from five to fifteen at Cafe Gallery in the summer holidays 2013. 
City Hope Church
Elevate - A project aimed at helping build the confidence of young people who are transitioning from primary school to secondary school by giving them the opportunity to spend time with people that have already been through the same thing. It will also be a way for young people to build new friendships in a short space of time. 
CoolTan Arts
Largactyl Shuffle Junior (Phase 2): A cultural walk planned and led by young people aged 11-14 in the borough of Bermondsey. A continuation of the pilot project started last year and funded through SGF.
Corali Dance Company
A Step Further - A work placement programme that provides leadership skills, role models and engagement for young people with autism. Young people are placed into Corali Dance Company and learn to co-deliver workshops, get accredited training and undertake a one day per week work placement.
Half Moon Company
Transitions - A drama-based programme offering Year 6 children chance to explore their fears, expectations and aspirations surrounding transition to Secondary School.
Inspiring Your Imagination
The Silwood Film Making Project.  The project allows young people to make a short film or documentary about issues they face. The young people will be taught video production skills such as how to use; a camcorder, tripod, dolly and lighting. Post-production skills such as; editing on industry standard software (final cut pro) and DVD authoring. 
SE1 United
Upgrade Yourself: Providing extra educational support, mentoring and tutoring to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
Southwark Sea Cadets
‘Spirit of Dunkirk’ This project aims to provide a life-changing educational experience for our young people, in the form of a two day tour to northern France to discover the ‘Spirit of Dunkirk’ as part of a wider “Learn, Discover, Deliver” project
Southwark Young Pilgrims
Southwark Young Pilgrims First Aid Training Programme.   It is a one day (6 hour course) leading to a Certificate in ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’. It covers a range of medical emergencies such as choking, bleeding, unconsciousness and resuscitation. The Certificate is accredited by the Health & Safety Executive and the Youth Achievement Awards, and is valid for three years. 
Steam Industry
STEP Out! 2013, the education project element of London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2012, working with 150 Southwark school children. Working with local schools, our education team will create a performance devised and performed by young people. Each group will receive 5 workshops, culminating in a public performance on 18 June in the Scoop.
Young people will learn skills to set up and deliver a number of workshops and a large scale Youth Theatres Showcase event in Summer 2013
Waterloo Sports FC
The ‘SE1 Sports Camp’ will provide two multi-sport sessions per week for 8 weeks, healthy living education and community presentation.
Kinetika Bloco
Bermondsey Bloco Workshops to create a band for Bermondsey Carnival and further performances through learning samba drumming, brass/woodwind, steel pan and dance and together make costumes and create a “show” of 5 pieces of music and dance. 
If you are applying for funding from any source, our Top Ten Tips for applying for funding (176Kb) might be useful for you!

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 georgina@teamlondonbridge.co.uk, quoting "London Bridge Small Grants Fund".

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