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.
In 2014-15 the Small Grants were awarded to the following groups and their projects:
Camp @ Bede 2014. A residential to experience the countryside, camping out under canvas, and building their skills, confidence and team work through adventure activity.
Project date: August 2014
A two-week playscheme for 40 local children, celebrating with craft and performance, the first Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852.
Project dates: 21 July – 1 August 2014
Gods and Monsterswww.freeopenairtheatre.org
STEP Out!, the education project element of London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2014, working with 120-150 Southwark school children. This year based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
Project dates: workshops to begin in early May. Performance 17 June
Inspire Your Imaginationwww.iyiproduction.com
All About You – Film Making Project. Young people will make a short film, advert or documentary about issues affecting them. It will also provide them with a positive and rewarding volunteering project during the summer break.
Project dates: 38 July – 15 August 2014
Playing for Real: On The Road - workshops for young people leading to 4 large scale performances at Bermondsey Carnival, Elephant and the Nun Festival, Notting Hill Carnival and Bestival 6th September.
Project dates: 1 May – 7 September 2014
Grow Local Network: North Southwark
Supporting youth to create and maintain community gardens, gaining skills and qualifications in doing so.
Project dates: April – October 2014
Southwark Cyprus Turkish Association Young people’s football team.
Bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and keeping them out of trouble.
Project dates: 20 April – 20 September 2014
Southwark Tennis Clubwww.beactivesocialenterprise.com
Free places on week-long tennis courses (half terms and summer) to learn the basic skills of the game. This project also addresses problems around obesity and inactivity and encourages positive interaction.
Project dates: May 2014 – February 2015 Southwark Young Pilgrimswww.southwark.org.uk
Southwark Young Pilgrims First Aid Training Programme, for up to 75 young Southwark adults aged 14 – 16 years old.
Project dates: 7 April – 6 September 2014
Unicorn Theatre in the Community: working with at-risk young people aged 10 to 16 living on or around local estates. This project involves a week-long drama group in the summer holiday, focused on improving confidence and communication skills. Led by expert practitioners, it includes workshops and a visit to a Unicorn production.
Project dates: One week in August with theatre visit in September 2014
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting "London Bridge Small Grants Fund".