City Mayor's Community Engagement Fund
Supporting projects that will help eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations between different groups and communities.
Projects we're interested in funding
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.
The outcomes of our fund
I've set up the Community Engagement Fund to support projects that address the general aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty:
- eliminating discrimination, victimisation and harrassment;
- advancing equality of opportunity;
- fostering good relations between communities and groups.
If you can say how your proposal helps meet these three outcomes in your application, you may be eligible for support from this fund.