Camden announces ‘We Make Camden’ Communities Together Funds successful projects
Camden is thrilled to announce the projects that have been awarded funding as part of the ‘We Make Camden’ Communities Together Fund.
The fund is a partnership between Camden Giving, Volunteer Centre Camden and the Council, and part of the ‘We Make Camden’ initiative.
A total of 68 applications were received and reviewed, resulting in 58 organisations awarded just over £70,000 for projects that support cohesion.
“We received some fantastic applications, and it is really exciting to see so many projects receive funding. The Communities Together Fund will be supporting all sorts of projects and activities, from social cooking projects, international festivals, family get-togethers and summer street parties, to sports programmes for young people and intergenerational gardening projects.
“It has been great to see how many of the applications were developed by service users of organisations, as well as resident led. One such project is the African Physical Training Organisation; users plan to open up African music and dance sessions to the wider community and will be involved in planning and delivering the activities that will provide an opportunity for people to come together.
“The high number of responses we received has highlighted the strength of our communities, and I cannot wait to see the fruition of these projects result in further strengthening the sense of cohesion and equality within the borough.”
Another of the successful pitches was the Maiden Lane Community BBQ which will bring residents from the Maiden Lane and St Pancras Way Estates together to get to know each other better.
The final decision was made by a panel of nine Camden residents, who were recruited and trained in grant-funding by Camden Giving. These panellists included a member of the Camden Faith Leaders Forum, a school governor, a Syrian refugee, a carer and a local youth worker.
Each panellists had extensive local knowledge and used this to inform their decisions on how the funding was awarded.
Keep an eye on Love Camden website for full details of festivals and events that have received funding by searching ‘communities together fund’.
Also follow #wemakecamden to see pictures of activities.