Funding for the community

Angela Greaves, programme manager at Enfield Connections
Angela Greaves, programme manager at Enfield Connections

Enfield Connections has launched its latest round of ‘Community Chest’ grant applications, writes Laura Spencer

Local organisations or community groups based in Enfield are can now apply for funding from Enfield Connections to support their project’s growth and positive impact on residents.

Whether you’re an individual with an idea that needs a financial kick-start to turn it into a reality, or a fully-fledged organisation that would like a boost of support to reach a wider audience, this grant is available to you.

Enfield Connections is a local information and advice service for Enfield residents. It aims to improve people’s wellbeing and mental health through signposting and providing support.

Successful applicants will put forward a project which fits with the ethos of Enfield Connections. The grants are available to Enfield-based projects which aim to improve resident’s abilities to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation through providing support and information.

Angela Greaves, the programme manager for Enfield Connections, is looking forward to seeing the application forms come in. She said: “The endless possibilities of how this money will end up helping our community is extremely exciting.

“It is a privilege to not only support local projects with this grant, but also know that the money will leave a positive mark on the larger community.”

The four previous winners of the ‘Community Chest’ are currently in the midst of their projects. They include an organisation that improves the nutrition of people affected by multiple sclerosis, a project that helps people with learning difficulties to get involved in different and new activities, a company that supplies care and information for individuals who struggle with managing their wellbeing, and a scheme that provides support to women feeling isolated or depressed.

Find out how to apply for a Community Chest grant before the deadline on Friday 10th January.:
Email
[email protected]
Twitter @EnfieldConnect
Visit mylife.enfield.gov.uk