Inspiring Elephant Community Fund-Round Two
£50,000 FOR LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEW ROUND OF COMMUNITY FUND
The Elephant and Castle Town Centre team and Get Living have today announced (30 January) the launch of the second year of the Inspiring Elephant Community Fund. The £50,000 a year fund provides grants to local groups, supporting short term projects, and contributing to longer-term initiatives in the community. The guidance for the fund can be viewed here.
Link to the online application is here
Following a successful inaugural launch last year, which saw 12 local community groups receive grants of between £2,500 – £4,950 to help support local initiatives, fight inequality and promote positive ageing in the area, this year’s fund will help deliver greater social value for local residents. Each application should seek to focus on one of the following key areas – health and wellbeing, young people and training or cost of living and sustainability.
In addition to last year’s funding, over the next four years, the Elephant and Castle Town Centre team will distribute £200,000 to the local community. Local organisations are able to apply for multi-year grants of up to £5,000 and a panel of local community leaders including members of Southwark Council, Get Living and members of the Community Hub who will consider all applications.
Since the launch of the Community Hub in 2019, the Elephant and Castle Town Centre team have been thrilled to watch the community come together over the activities it offers. The team is working hard to bring the much-loved Community Hub back to a physical space later this year to create a new place for everyone across the area to enjoy various activities from arts and crafts to yoga and dance.
Video of Inspiring Elephant Community Fund projects-Round One