Cash for community groups

Community House in Fore Street, Edmonton
Community House in Fore Street, Edmonton, is home to many local voluntary groups

Ideas for ‘transforming neighbourhoods’ sought by Enfield Council, reports Olivia Devereux-Evans

Community groups are being given a chance to win a slice of a new £1.4million fund by coming up with ideas for improving their neighbourhoods

The Enfield Council initiative is launching in May to “transform neighbourhoods” in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Enfield Neighbourhood Fund will make a series of grants – between £10,000 and £60,000 – to charities, voluntary groups, public bodies, educational institutions and other community organisations that submit ideas for reducing deprivation, improving the environment and widening opportunities.

They could involve new facilities, schemes to combat loneliness, food growing initiatives, or improvements to open spaces.

Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: “We hope many local organisations will take advantage of the funding available. We want to support projects that will make a real difference to the lives of people in our communities.

“We also hope to see a wide range of proposals from our diverse communities, that will help people get more actively involved in their neighbourhoods.”

The first bidding process will begin on 10th May and will end on 9th July. The second will take place in mid-2022.

For more information about the fund:
Visit enfield.gov.uk/services/your-council/community-development