The Building Communities Fund
The Building Communities Fund (previously named the Small Grants Fund) is delivered via the Team London Bridge BID levy. The grant consists of an annual pot dedicated to supporting local events, youth projects, residents’ activities and general community programmes.
The funding allocation has been in existence for over 10 years and recognises the important need to invest in community infrastructure in the borough of Southwark, predominantly the north.
The beneficiaries can belong to any age groups,and ideally the majority must live in SE1, SE16 or SE17. Funded projects must also work in accordance with Team London Bridge's aim of supporting and promoting sustainable community places.
Applications for 2019/20 are currently CLOSED.
Click here for the Building Communities Fund guidelines.
Click here to download the application form for the Building Communities Fund.
Building Communities Fund recipients for 2019/20
Team London Bridge are proudly supporting 10 projects this year, you can scroll to see their brief descriptions below. Should you require more details, please get in touch with Sofia via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free of charge Capoeira classes for Carers living in North Southwark. The project focuses in carers that spend most of their time looking after someone with high and/or special needs and are in need to socialise, belong to a group or meet new people, to avoid becoming socially excluded.
Apr – Dec 2019
A drama-based programme offering Year 6 students an opportunity to explore their fears, expectations and aspirations surrounding the transition to secondary school. By the end of the programme students will feel more confident about making the transition, gaining skills to help them deal with any difficulties they encounter.
150 older people will be supported by this project at Stones End Day Centre with: 31 weeks of Toe Nail Cutting, supported by 2 Trained local volunteers and 31 weeks of Hair Dressing service - Shampoo and Cutting for men and women.
Apr 2019 – Jan 2030
Time & Talents is connecting communities and raising awareness of the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables, by offering local residents of all ages the opportunity to learn to garden, prepare fresh food and enjoy eating together during this free weekly session in Rotherhithe.
Apr 2019 – Mar 2020
An action packed 5 day residential challenging young people to explore new environments, find new adventures, develop valuable life skills, build self-esteem and make lasting friendships whilst meeting new friends from around the world.
30 young people will research, document and make performance pieces on local environmental issues that affect their lives, including: air quality, food insecurity and recycling of plastics; and solutions to these.
April - December 2019
We aim to engage, encourage and empower children aged between ages 6-16 in our local community. We want them to participate in a more structured, positive activity within the community while learning a new sport and steering them away from anti-social activities/lifestyles.
April - July 2019
Free 8 x 90 min after school session for girls and boys 9-12 years provided by professional, qualified coaches, covering both soft and hard ball cricket, culminating in a whole day tournament against other clubs.