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Housing association Peabody open applications for community fund grants for Thamesmead organisations

PUBLISHED: 11:04 09 June 2017

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Between £500 and £5,000 could be awarded

A Thamesmead housing association are asking Bexley companies to apply for a grant to be used to benefit the borough’s residents.

Between £500 and £5,000 could be granted by Peabody from their community fund, all companies have to do is tell the association how the work they do could help people in the community.

Set up to provide activities to improve the quality of life for Peabody residents through identified community needs and health and wellbeing projects, any constitued community and resident groups who deliver programmes in Thamesmead can apply.

Peabody’s director of programmes, Veronica Kirwan, said: “This programme is a fantastic opportunity for those who work in our communities to access funding for their chosen activity or project to help make a real difference to the lives of residents.”

London Community Foundation’s chief executive, Russell Delew, said: “We are delighted to again be managing the Peabody Community Fund and are proud that almost £300,000 has been awarded to 62 organisations supporting Peabody residents over the last three years.

“Like Peabody, we’re determined to give back to the city in which we work and live. Together we’re harnessing ideas and talents in the community to tackle deep rooted problems that can’t be solved elsewhere”.

This is the fourth year of the Peabody Community Fund has had £150,000 available for groups across London, with £25,000 of funding ring-fenced for Thamesmead. Deadline for the first of 2017/18’s two rounds of applications is July 19.

Organisations awarded funding in this round will be announced by the end of September 2017.

Applications which best fit the community grants programme themes and priority areas will be shortlisted.

Applicants will then be contacted by a programme manager from The London Community Foundation for an informal chat to find out more about their project which will be presented to The Peabody Community Fund panel.

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified about their outcome in writing.

To find out more or to apply, visit www.londoncf.org.uk, phone 020 7582 5117 or email info@londoncf.org.uk

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