When grants are available, they will be advertised here as well as being sent out to membership.
ONE CAMDEN SMALL GRANTS
Small Grants Scheme 2017
*CLOSING DATE 14 APRIL 2017*
The first grants through the Young Camden Foundation are now available to anyone working around the theme of ‘One Camden’. Our aim is to bring together Camden’s diverse communities, especially those who might not otherwise meet and interact.
We are asking for submissions for projects that fit in with this theme through one of the following ideas:
- Intergenerational Work: Projects that bring together people from all ages, for instance young people with pensioners
- Volunteering: Projects that offer time and resources to groups or people you normally would not interact with
- Working with cultures other than your own: This could be with different ethnic groups, cultural groups, or groups with a particular focus such as sports groups working with arts groups.
How much is available?
There will be a total pool of £60,000 available which will be split up into:
- 1x grants of up to £10,000 in which consortium bids will be strongly encouraged. This project would also need to benefit communities across the borough of Camden (rather than specific areas).
- 8x grants of up to £5,000
- 5x grants of up to £2,000
Ready to apply?!
If you have an exciting project that fits into the theme and connects Camden communities, please submit either via the form below, or submit a video explaining how your project meets the requirements (use the form below as a guide of what to include.
Applications must show involvement by the beneficiaries (those that will benefit from the project, i.e: Camden Young People). Any applications received that cannot show how young people were involved in the process will be rejected.
*Applicants also must be a registered member of the Young Camden Foundation to be eligible for any Grants*
All projects must have a completion date before 31 December 2017.
To give you some ideas, here are some projects that have demonstrated cross-community working.
Project – Banner & Ceramics Project
A Creative Arts Project bringing together a Sheltered Housing Scheme and City Farm Youth Group older residents from Crossfield Close Sheltered Housing Scheme and local children from a youth group at Kentish Town City Farm. In spite of being in the same street, less than 100 yards apart, the City Farm and the Sheltered Housing Scheme had never collaborated before.
Project – Senior Saturdays at Haverstock School
Regular afternoon sessions hosted by volunteers and students at Haverstock School organising events such as movie screenings, bingo and dances for seniors.
Project – Screen Dreams
The project aimed to bring together older volunteers in the local community and young people in schools to explore memories triggered by films and talk about the cinema-going experience. The British Film Institute Education Department produced a resource pack aimed at Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) school pupils.
Cross community project
Project – Queens Crescent Intergenerational Carnival
Rise Phoenix artists worked with 14 different community groups, running giant puppet-making workshops in schools, community centres and older people’s centres around the theme of ‘Kings and Queens’.