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

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/neighbourhoodsfund

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 Pauline.bonner@southwark.gov.uk or visit www.southwark.gov.uk/communitycouncils