Last week, we reported on how you can apply for grants up of to £2,000 for health and wellbeing projects that well help communities in Charlton. Residents will also have the chance to vote for which projects get funding. GAYLE WALLACE, who is running the scheme for Greenwich Council, has more details on how you can get involved.
I am delighted to share key information on the new Community Voting Day funding available in Charlton – including how to get involved as an applicant or resident voter.
There are small (up to £500) and medium (up to £2,000) grants available for health-related projects to be delivered for the benefit of Charlton residents. Anyone can come forward with an idea they would like funded, and local people will vote on which they want to fund.
Where to apply for funding
If you have an idea you would like to put forward for funding, you need to submit it at the link below by 8th March: https://tinyurl.com/charltonfundingapplication
Getting support with your application
There will be a series of online workshops between now and the 6th March. These can help you with making an application and getting comfortable with doing a presentation for residents on the Community Voting Day – on Saturday 27th March from 10.45am – 12.15pm. You can find the schedule for these workshops below.
If you are an individual rather than organisation, you will need a “sponsor” organisation who will be able to hold funds for you. kellyann.ibrahim[at]royalgreenwich.gov.uk can help match you with a sponsor.
Registering to vote
Charlton residents can register to vote in the online “Dragons Den” on 27th March at this link. We would encourage all potential project applicants to actively recruit residents in the Charlton area to register and attend. They will be able to take part in a great community event and help shape their local area.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142367014573
Funding application support workshops
Please feel free to join any the dates and times on offer. You will gain hints and tips on how to develop a rounded application ready for submission.
Saturday 27 February, 11am-12.30pm
Monday 1 March, 3pm-4.30pm
Thursday 4 March, 6-7.30pm
Saturday 6 March, 10.30am-12noon
PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARLTON CHAMPION
We tell the SE7 stories you won’t read elsewhere. We can’t do it without your help.
– Please tell us about your news and events
– Become a monthly supporter at presspatron.com/charltonchampion
– Donate to our running costs at paypal.me/charltonchampion