One Camden £60,000 grant scheme launched

We are excited to say that last night we launched the One Camden £60,000 grant scheme.

The grants 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:

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. 

Volunteering: Projects that offer time and resources to groups or people you normally would not interact with

Intergenerational Work: Projects that bring together people from all ages, for instance, young people with pensioners

The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, 14 April and all projects must have a completion date before 31 December 2017. In order to apply for grants, applicants must be a registered member of the Young Camden Foundation.

Cllr Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People, Adults and Health said "I’m really excited about the launch of our ‘One Camden’ small grants programme and we’re looking forward to seeing some applications from local organisations that will harness some of the best talent and ideas to benefit young people and bring together different generations and cultures.

We also want as many organisations to become members and supporters of the foundation as possible to help us protect youth services in the face of continuing cuts from central government."

One member of the YCF board is Stephen Greene, founder of Rock Corps, a pro-social production company that uses music to inspire people to volunteer and get involved in their community. Commenting on the foundation, Stephen said:

“The foundation is already bringing together an exciting range of organisations from across various sectors - all of whom have an interest in helping our young people to fulfil their potential. Society works best for young people when it has full and combined participation from the business, government and social sectors. Camden has some of the best of all three.

“My company, Rock Corps, is delighted to be part of something that is pooling knowledge and passion to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Camden.”