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Peabody Community Fund

Please note that the next deadline for applications is Friday 24th March 2017 (see ‘Closing dates’ section below).

The London Community Foundation is delighted to again be managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2016-17. The Community Grants programme awards grants from £500 up to £5,000 to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates. In particular, we want to support Peabody residents.

Fund Criteria

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for activities which improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that:

Are responding to identified community need
Bring communities together
Promote wellbeing

The Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
Peabody resident-led projects. If an applicant organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
In 2016/17 up to 50% of the funding will be available for projects located in the following boroughs: Haringey, Hillingdon, Redbridge and Wandsworth
Youth led projects up to the age of 24.

Note: Activities must demonstrate that the beneficiaries will be Peabody residents. To find out where Peabody estates are near you, please refer to the Peabody website.

Applicants must:

be supporting Peabody residents. Applicants will be expected to have researched Peabody stock in the area (available via LCF and Peabody) and demonstrate that they have a clear strategy for engaging Peabody residents in their project
demonstrate that the proposal is in response to identified community need
have a minimum of 3 unrelated Management Committee members
have a governing document, i.e. a constitution or Memorandum & Articles
have a bank account in the name of the group, with at least 2 unrelated signatories – or provide details of another group who will be managing any grant awarded, with a copy of the partnership arrangement
have a record of income and expenditure or annual accounts (if a group is new with no previous income they will need to provide a recent bank statement)
Have an annual income of less than £100,000. However, organisations with an annual income of under £500,000 are eligible to apply if they have a proven track record of working with Peabody residents
have a “safeguarding policy” if working with young people under the age of 18, or if you are working with vulnerable adults (groups can contact us if they need help with this and we can also provide them with our guide on safeguarding policies). Groups will also need to have DBS checks where required
have the relevant insurance in place, including public liability where required, before delivering activities.

Grant size: Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available.

Guidelines and application form available by clicking this link

Closing dates:

Friday 22nd July 2016 by 12 noon (you will hear the outcome by end of September 2016) – this deadline has now passed

Friday 24th March 2017 by 12 noon (you will hear the outcome by end of May 2017)

Notes

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at info@londoncf.org.uk

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