We are really interested in the quality and originality of your idea – why does it respond specifically to a challenge or opportunity in your neighbourhood? We don’t want to pay for Christmas lights, or playground equipment from a catalogue (things that could be anywhere), we want to know why your project is tailored specifically to the needs of your community.
The best ideas will:
empower your community
grow local prosperity
make a place better, for everyone
We're looking for ideas that show innovation and enterprise and aspire to achieve a wider social good.
We are particularly interested in projects which:
1. Improve parks green spaces within The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), particularly around the Westway . Examples of improvements include: Planting or looking after trees and plants, growing food and encouraging natural habitats for wildlife.
2. Encourage residents to be active outdoors, to visit parks and green spaces and take part in healthy activities. Eligible initiatives include: The creation of, or improvement to, facilities which enable people to be active outdoors, special events, sporting and leisure activities, clean-up and gardening projects.
1. Places and spaces that people can enjoy that are greener and more attractive. Transforming un-loved pockets of the local area, or improving RBKC’s existing green spaces and natural environments.
2. Events or activities that encourage people to go out, be active, get fit and get involved in activities.
You know what would help bring your neighbourhood together, improve the local area and build community spirit. These are the things that make a community tick. We want to hear about your ideas for improving Barnet and, where possible, to help make them a reality.
Projects could be focused on physical improvements that leave a lasting legacy or they could be events or activities that last just for one day or one week, but which bring people together and help build community.
We will review funding applications for all types of projects but, in this round, are particularly keen to support activities that focus on improving Barnet's high streets and town centres, as well as those that help people to develop or improve employment skills.
We believe this funding will help deliver a range of benefits. In this round, we are particularly interested in supporting:
• Improvements to Barnet’s town centres and high streets
• Opportunities to develop skills needed to find a job
• The local business community and those who work in Barnet
Other outcomes that we would like to support are:
• Environmental improvements, such as in parks and other shared spaces
• Improved health and well-being
• Activities that animate public spaces and bring people together
• Broad community involvement, especially among residents that have not been involved in community projects before
Individual projects don’t need to address all of the above, but when we are reviewing projects for funding, we’ll be looking for them to hit at list one of these (and hopefully more) – particularly those in the top three bullet points!
We will be hosting a number of workshops in Barnet for people interested in finding out more about crowdfunding. Please check back here for dates and venues.
If, for any reason, we cannot fund your project, we still want to help you make it a success by hosting your idea on the Barnet Together crowdfunding site and helping you to raise money from other sources.
No matter what the idea, however big or small, if it makes Enfield a better place to be then we want it to happen. We are specifically looking for projects which have gained lots of support from the local community!
We are particularly interested in supporting projects in our regeneration priority areas where the project helps to provide spaces and opportunities for the community to come together. Examples could be opportunities to develop new skills, improve well-being, increase green space and engage with arts and culture.
We want to make Enfield a place to be proud of, a great place to live and work. We’re excited about projects that encourage participation from all the community, including young people. We are interested in a range of project outcomes; from bringing in new opportunities or developing skills to enriching Enfield’s clean, green, environment.
Could you help to improve green spaces in Tower Hamlets? Have you got an idea to increase volunteering opportunities or training? Could you deliver a project that brings cultural or arts activities to local people? Or do you have a great idea to bring people together?
If so, tell us about it today.
We want to fund projects that make a real difference to local people. We are open-minded about the type of projects that can be put forward as long as they meet our priorities, but we need to see demand from the community for the project and plans to help make it sustainable.
We are looking to support projects which provide or enhance community facilities, for example community centres, voluntary sector meeting places and centres, and public cultural facilities. We are particularly interested in projects that address social exclusion.