Rebuilding connections: Better Bankside’s community grants return for 2022

  • Date Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Funding is available to help local charities and community organisations to rebuild connections, tackle the cost of living crisis, and support Southwark’s diverse communities.

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Rachel Nicholson

Better Bankside is opening its Community Grants scheme again to organisations and groups that support our local community.  Funding is available for one-off or ongoing projects, with a focus on:

  • Rebuilding connections
  • Responding to the cost of living crisis
  • Supporting Southwark’s diverse communities

Grants of £500-£1000 are available to charities and community organisations that are delivering services to benefit people living in the Better Bankside BID area, or areas of Southwark that are affected by significant levels of deprivation.

In particular, we’re keen to fund projects and organisations that help to reduce social isolation, support good mental health, or to support to those most affected by the cost of living crisis.  Groups supporting Southwark’s diverse communities, including those led by representatives of those communities are very much welcomed.

Examples of recent grants include funding for a twice-weekly family drop-in session, a 12-week strength and balance programme to prevent falls for older people, and purchasing refurbished digital devices so that autistic children and their families can take part in online wellbeing activities.

This year’s grant scheme is now open and applications need to be submitted by 5pm on Monday 17 October.  All applications will be reviewed in early November with grants available for payment by the end of November.

Full information about the Community Grants scheme and the application process can be found in the Information Pack.  All applications should be submitted using the Community Grants Application Form, along with a copy of your organisation’s accounts.  All documents can be downloaded via the links below.

If you have any questions about the Community Grants scheme, or to discuss your application before submitting it, please contact Rachel Nicholson.

Better Bankside Community Grants Information Pack

Better Bankside Community Grants Application Form