Redbridge Council are currently in the process of redesigning their approach to delivering grants to the voluntary and community sector. Cabinet agreed the broad parameters of this funding on 31st October which was developed through a number of engagement activities carried out by the Council in the past few years – the full report can be found here.
Working against a backdrop of reduced funding, the Council are keen to work with the voluntary and community sector to help shape the funding pots that will be delivered in the grants programme from 2020 to 2022. These are:
Social Action Fund - A small grants pot which will provide small one-off bids of up to £2,000 to help start new sustainable projects or organisations. The funding will be used to promote community cohesion at a grass roots level. It would be expected bids would demonstrate need and how their project reaches different community groups.
Redbridge Grant Fund - Funding will be provided of up to £20,000 per year for two years to organisations that provide voices for the lesser heard communities of Redbridge. This will provide the organisation with some stability for their future funding, rather than be a single grant award, however the organisation’s sustainability will be taken in to account.
The council will be holding a co-design session on Monday 18th November at 3:15- 5pm in Lynton House Ilford IG1 1NN, where they want to work with you to discuss:
- The criteria for awarding these grants
- The way they promote these grants to grass roots organisations
- The monitoring process for these grants
Please email Nazmul.email@example.com, providing your name and the name of your organsiation, to register your interest in attending.