More than £850,000 awarded to voluntary and community organisations
£857,834 has been awarded to 65 voluntary and community groups working in Camden through the Council’s Community Impacts Resilience Fund.
Among the organisations receiving grants of up to £15,000 are Umoja Health Forum, Queen’s Crescent Community Association, Somali Community Development Trust and the Third Age Project.
Camden Council launched the fund in November to support local organisation to recover from the financial impact of Covid-19 and to provide backing for new partnerships and new innovative ways of working, which have been developed in response to the pandemic.
This is the first round of funding to be awarded from the fund, which is worth £1.92 million over two years (2022/23-2023/24).
Our voluntary sector has been essential in the local effort against Covid-19. Their work in our communities – in the face of enormous, unprecedented challenges – cannot be underestimated. With this fund we are now supporting Camden’s voluntary and community organisations to build back and flourish, and to overcome the new financial pressures they have been facing as a result of the pandemic.
Camden’s community is one that cares. This can be seen in the huge number of organisations that have applied for this funding as well as in the vast ways they are bringing residents together and the breadth of the issues they are working to overcome.
Whether it is building up residents’ financial resilience, supporting those experiencing food poverty, providing additional education to children who have had their education disrupted by Covid, fighting loneliness, helping people into work, creating safe spaces and offering refuge, or simply providing a shoulder to lean on – every one of these organisations is a pillar in our communities and, through this fund and the development of long-term funding packages, we will continue to support them to go on delivering vital support and services in Camden.
The organisations awarded funding from the Recovery Fund and the Partnership and Networks Fund are listed below.
The Recovery Fund
Supporting organisations to return to business as usual through funding that can be used to cover day-to-day costs such as staffing, rent and utility bills.
Abbey CC - £15,000
Action Youth Boxing Intervention - £15,000
African Physical Training Organisation - £5,500
Age UK Camden - £10,000
Bloomsbury Football - £14,000
C4WS Homeless Project - £15,000
Calthorpe Community Garden - £14,827
Camden Carers - £15,000
Camden Citizens Advice Bureau Service - £7,000
Camden Disability Action - £15,000
Camden People's Theatre - £8,000
Camden Somali Cultural Centre - £10,000
Camden United CIC - £5,500
Castlehaven CC - £14,930
Community Association for West Hampstead - £15,000
Covent Garden Dragon Hall - £15,000
Elfrida Rathbone Camden - £15,000
Ethiopian Welfare Association - £3,500
Feast With Us - £14,654.56
Fitzrovia Youth in Action - £15,000
Girl Guides - £5,000
Gospel Oak Action Link Youth Club (GOAL YC) - £15,000
Highgate Newtown Community Centre - £15,000
Holborn CC - £15,000
Holly Lodge Community Centre - £10,000
Home Start Camden and Islington - £15,000
Kentish Town City Farm - £15,000
Learning and Development Centre - £15,000
Let Me Know - £9,112
Likewise - £15,000
Maiden Lane Community Association - £15,000
Mary Ward Legal Centre - £15,000
NW5 Project – £15,000
Queen’s Crescent Community Association - £15,000
Refugee Community Kitchen - £15,000
Samuel Lithgow YC - £15,000
Santé Refugee Mental Health Access Project - £6,000
Sidings - £15,000
Somali Community Development Trust - £14,990
Somali Youth Development Resource Centre - £15,000
St Pancras Community Association - £10,000
The Cartesians Academy Supplementary School - £7,500
The Fitzrovia Community Centre Ltd - £15,000
The Kosmos Centre - £15,000
The Phoenix Garden - £7,500
The South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership - £14,740
The Talacre Action Group Ltd (Talacre Playcentre) - £15,000
The Third Age Project - £10,000
The Winchester Project - £14,980
Torriano Meeting House - £10,000
Training Link - £12,000
Umoja Health Forum - £15,000
Urban Community Projects - £14,404
VAC (Voluntary Action Camden) - £15,000
West Hampstead Women’s Centre (WHWC) - £15,000
Wood that Works - £15,000
Partnership and Networks Fund
Supporting organisations to continue developing or establish new partnerships within the community.
Camden People First - £10,000
Camden People's Theatre - £10,000
Castlehaven CC - £10,000
Eat Club - £6,000
Feast With Us - £7,926.43
Hopscotch - £10,000
Let Me Know - £9,000
Life After Hummus - £9,500
Maiden Lane Community Association - £10,000
Nazz and Matt Foundation - £10,000
Somali Youth Development Resource Centre - £10,000
The Kids Network - £10,000
Umoja Health Forum - £10,000