I want to fund activities, initiatives and projects that can make a real difference to the quality of life for some of our communities in Leicester, particularly underserved communities that are usually considered “hard to reach” or “difficult to engage”. I want to support innovative projects, addressing a genuine need that isn't being met in other ways.
I'd like to hear from those who can help achieve the vision of a city with a sense of shared identity, common purpose and civic responsibility; that can help refresh and renew the Council's relations with the Voluntary and Community Sector; projects that can help make Leicester a welcoming and accepting place for new and emerging communities and enable flexible, imaginative and innovative responses to challenges and opportunities facing the Council, citizens and communities of Leicester.
Individuals are not eligible for this fund but can partner with an organisation to be eligible.
We are looking for creative ideas that help us to deliver our vision locally in the St Matthews Estate of Leicester.
We have a funding pot of £5,000 shared between this fund and a St Matthews resident fund.
We want organisation to work with local people in the community to achieve their project delivery.
Our Vision -
1. To contribute to a cleaner and greener neighbourhood
2. To contribute to increase local residents feelings of safety and security
3. To celebrate diversity, talent and creativity
4. To increase community cohesion on the estate