Sign up for Charlton’s Community Voting Day: Help decide who gets grants to help the neighbourhood

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You can help the area bounce back from the pandemic

Want to have your say in who gets grants for projects to help people in Charlton? Sign up for Community Voting Day and you can do just that.

Last month, we reported how community groups and individuals could apply for grants of up to £2,000 each for projects to help Charlton bounce back from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now you can sign up to help decide who gets the money in a 90-minute online meeting to be held at 10.45am on Saturday 27 March.

The details of the groups and people involved are a tightly-guarded secret – you’ll have to sign up to find out who they are – but they’ll all relate in some way to health and wellbeing. The scheme is being run for Greenwich Council’s public health team.

You’ll be able to watch the groups pitch for your vote – think of it as like Dragon’s Den, only it’ll be full of your neighbours rather than irritating bigheads. In fact, if you can spare a chunk of your Saturday morning, you’ll be guaranteed to find out a lot more about your local area and the people who live in it. You might even find a project you want to help yourself.

Voting is open to people who live in Charlton ward. (Check which ward you live in.) You can register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142367014573

Good luck to all those taking part – we’ll bring you news of the winners after the event.

(Declaration of interest: We’re not affiliated with anyone taking part in the event, but we have had a small hand in discussions about making it happen.)


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