£700,000 Peabody Community Fund opens

£700,000 Peabody Community Fund opens

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Community groups have until 2nd July to apply for grants of up to £30,000 from one of the capital’s oldest housing charities.

 Peabody is looking for groups with a plan to help some of their 133,000 residents across London. Over half a million pounds in grants has been distributed in previous years, benefiting an estimated 14,000 people. The current pot amounts to £700,000, more than ever before.

The Fund exists to support projects and activities designed to improve the quality of life of Peabody residents and the wider community. Projects must align with one or more of the three fund themes:

 Healthy –  helping people with their physical and mental wellbeing

Happy – helping people make the most out of their lives through active citizenship, volunteering and community involvement

Wealthy – supporting people to become financially independent through employment, enterprise and education

 Peabody Director Veronica Kirwan said:

“This programme has a strong track record of supporting projects and activities that improve the quality of life of Peabody residents and the wider community. It is a fantastic opportunity for those who work in our communities to get funding for their chosen activity or project to help make a real difference to the lives of people in our neighbourhoods.”

The fund is able to support ongoing/regular activities benefitting residents of all ages. Priority will be given to:

Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community Peabody resident-led projects. If an applicant organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs.

And youth-led projects up to the age of 24

The Peabody Community Team is available to help groups who need support developing their application. For support from Peabody please e-mail the Community Team at community.projects@peabody.org.uk

The deadline for application is Tuesday 2nd July 2019. For full eligibility details and how to apply please see: https://londoncf.org.uk/grants/peabody-community-fund

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