The Elephant & Castle Community Fund has launched for 2017, its fifth year, and would like to see applicants from the local area.

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Delivered through The London Community Foundation, the fund will see £50,000 donated to support the Elephant & Castle community.  

Lendlease and Southwark Council created the fund in 2012 as part of their work to support the community during the regeneration of the area, and to celebrate the Elephant’s vibrant and rich cultural diversity.  

Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over £125,000 in grants to 28 community organisations, directly benefiting thousands of local people.  This year, the Fund is focused on four key areas; Further education, arts and culture, green spaces and older residents.

This programme is a productive collaboration with the commnity, so take a look at the application process and if you work with a community group that could benefit from the opportunity to thrive get your application in by 10am on 18th April 2017.

In 2015, nine local groups received grants for their community projects, here’s a couple of them:

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 08.56.27.pngMouth that Roars, – ‘Film making by young people, for young people and the wider community’ – to create a three-month filmmaking project for marginalised young people which explored Elephant and Castle’s past, present and future.

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CoolTan Arts – an award winning arts in mental health charity run by and for adults with experience of mental health conditions – to create a book celebrating 25 years of CoolTan and the creative achievements of people with mental distress.

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South London Cares,  – a community network of young professionals & older neighbours, helping all stay valued, vibrant & visible in a rapidly changing city – to bring together young professionals and other local people with older neighbours to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Over and out. #SELB

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