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).

Councillor Anna Wright, Cabinet Member for Promoting Neighbourhoods and Communities

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.

Councillor Anna Wright, Cabinet Member for Promoting Neighbourhoods and Communities

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