TOMORROW – Free Event for Women and Girls at the Livesey Exchange


Free workshop session tomorrow afternoon for International Women’s Day 2017. This is a free event for girls to make their own toolbox and will be an excellent opportunity to learn some basic skills, make new friends, find out what is happening at the Livesey Exchange and go home with your own toolbox!

The session is open from 4pm – 8pm at the Livesey Exchange, Ledbury Estate, Bird in Bush Road SE15 1QP.

Tenants and Residents Social Improvements Grants

Tenants and Residents Social Improvements Grants (TRSIG) – formerly JSI

Southwark Council Tenants and Residents Social Improvements Grant (TRSIG) 2016/17 programme is now open for application.

TRSIG aims and priorities

· Activities intended to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, particularly among youth

· Activities for children when they return home from school

· Activities to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the older generation living on council estates

· Activities intended to equip tenants and residents for volunteering and employment

You are eligible to apply if you are:

• Tenants and residents associations

• Tenant management organisations

• Service provider working with the above groups (not on their own)

TRSIG Application 2016-17

The deadline for submission of completed application is Friday 11th March 2016 at 5pm. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Kind regards,

Triumphant Oghre

Commissioning Officer

Southwark Council

Housing & Modernisation


2nd Floor, Hub 4

160 Tooley Street



Tel.: 0207 525 7418

Black History Month, grant funding applications.

Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of Black History in order to:

Celebrate the talent, achievements and contributions of Southwark’s new and established black and ethnic minority communities
Provide opportunities for informal learning
Inspire, motivate and encourage the participation of Southwark’s diverse communities
Promote social cohesion by sharing histories and cultures

A limited number of Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) grants are available to help achieve this.

Each year has a different theme that guides the programming. This year it is:

Fit to Achieve – How our community has struggled and succeeded in Britain and how to build on this success.

Download the guidance notes and application form here. The closing date for applications is Monday 29 June 2015, 9am.

Southwark EnviroGrant – deadline 30th April

The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has now reopened for its fifth year.

Established by Veolia – recycling and waste partners of Southwark Council – the scheme has been designed to support projects that enrich the local environment.

Community organisations, resident groups and schools in Southwark can apply for up to £1,000 to put towards their project along with the voluntary assistance of Veolia employees who can be on hand to build, clean, paint or plant as needed.

So far the Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has helped over 20 community projects in the borough and awarded over £13,000 to enable these schemes to happen. In 2015 we are particularly looking for applications with a strong ‘3R’s’ theme – for example events and projects that:

Reduce the amount of waste produced, such as cooking demos to encourage use of leftovers or community composting schemes

Reuse more of the things we throw away, such as ‘Give or Take’ days Swap Shops; Swishing or community garden makeovers that reuse materials for containers or furnishings
Recycle and reuse more materials – such as community clear out days or neighbourhood recycling champion schemes
Organisations or groups can apply for EnviroGrant funding by downloading an application online. The deadline for entries is 30 April 2015; for more information please visit:

Kind regards,

Ian McGeough

Programme Manager
United Kingdom

t: +44 (0)20 3567 2622
Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, 43 Devon Street, London. SE15 1AL

Joint Security Initiative (JSI) programme 2015-2016

Dear all,

Joint Security Initiative (JSI) programme 2015-2016

The Southwark Council Joint Security Initiative (JSI) 2015-2016 programme is now open for application. The broad aims of this programme are:

· To contribute to Housing & Community Services’ delivery of the strategic objectives in the Council Plan

· Input to the crime and disorder strategy by reducing issues that affect people the most, linked to the fear of crime and wellbeing.

· Involve residents in solution solving partnerships to tackle local problems.

· Reduce barriers to involvement

· Promote inclusive and cohesive communities

You are eligible to apply if you are:

· Tenants and residents associations

· Tenant management organisations

· Area housing forums

· Service provider working with the above groups

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the JSI workshop scheduled for Thursday 19th February 2015. Judging by the standard of applications submitted to the programme last year, the applications submitted by applicants who attended the workshop were generally of good standard. The programme for the workshop is in the application pack.

The deadline for submission of completed application is Monday 16th March 2015 at 5pm. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Triumphant Oghre
Commissioning Officer
Southwark Council
Housing & Community Services
Community Engagement
2nd Floor, Hub 4
160 Tooley Street

Tel.: 0207 525 7418

Neighbourhoods Fund – 18 days to go!

New Neighbourhoods Fund 2015/16

A new Neighbourhoods Fund worth £542,000 (borough wide) was launched on 5th January, combining the Community Council Fund and the Cleaner Greener Safer Revenue fund into one simple application process.

The Neighbourhoods Fund will allow community councils to make decisions locally on neighbourhood priorities and provide the means of getting good ideas off the ground. We are looking for applications which recognises the importance of local action by communities, in developing relationships, making neighbourhoods come to life, and increasing skills and abilities which mean communities can grow from strength to strength.

You can find out more about the Neighbourhoods (revenue) Fund via this link

Team London Bridge – Small Grants Fund 2015/2016


This is a reminder that the 2015/16 Small Grants Fund is currently open for applications until 5pm, 30 January 2015.

If you are a local charity, Tenants and Residents Association or community group looking for funding to deliver a project that supports young people in the London Bridge and Bermondsey area then we want to hear from you!

Team London Bridge’s annual Small Grants Fund contributes £500 to £2,000 to local community projects that are dedicated to improving development and educational opportunities for local young people (ages 5-19).

Any application should include projects that address one or more of the following criteria:
– To encourage positive youth engagement
– To provide basic life skills
– To provide extra educational opportunities

Please see attached this year’s application form and funding guidelines.

We’re also organising a free fundraising workshop on Monday 12 January from 2pm – 4pm here at the TLB offices. If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the fund, please email

Neighbourhoods Fund 2015

Do you have good ideas for projects that would help to make your community stronger and your neighbourhood nicer? The new Neighbourhoods Fund may be able to help.

The community councils have £542,000 to spend on community led projects, which encourage people from different backgrounds to work together, and promote respect and consideration, and give communities the opportunity to improve their local area.

Have a look at the information sheet to find out more, including how much you could apply for and what sort of projects will be considered.

Please also refer to the guidance notes to help you complete the application form.

To apply for funding you can go directly to the Neighbourhoods Fund online application form.  However, we advise that you first register with My Southwark when prompted, as this will allow you to complete, view, save, retrieve and print your application. Also you can access many other useful online applications forms, including the community councils’ online forums.

Please ensure that you select the correct community council area where your intended activity will take place. If you are still unsure, you can check the address or postcode online.

The closing date is noon, Monday 16 February 2015. For more information on how to apply for the Neighbourhoods fund please contact Pauline Bonner or visit

Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) 2015/16






The Shere House Sculpture Garden.

For the past 12 years, the CGS capital programme has helped to transform Southwark through ideas proposed by local residents. From new play opportunities and sports facilities, to community gardens and food growing projects, the programme has supported healthier lifestyles and helped build communities. Fencing and lighting projects have created safer environments and problem spaces prone to anti-social behaviour have been transformed with innovative ideas and designs.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 November 2014.