London,
12
June
2019
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10:40
Europe/London

The Camden Fund, one year on

The Camden Fund supports community organisations affected by HS2. The fund launched in May 2018, and so far over £1.6 million has been shared between 23 organisations.

The organisations use the money to alleviate stress caused by HS2 construction. The Brandon Centre were awarded £100,000 to provide mental health training for organisations working with local young people, to help the young people cope with noise and disruption in their local area.

Women & Health have been given money to develop a new community garden where local people can get growing. They aim to reduce the impact of lost green space, while helping people learn about the connection between gardening and good health.

The £3.5 million fund was secured by the Council during the parliamentary stage of the HS2 Act. Grants are awarded by Camden Giving, a local charity dedicated to ending poverty and inequality. New recipients of funding are announced every three months. To find out more go to camdengiving.org.uk/thecamdenfund