Image courtesy of C4WS Homeless Shelter
We are very excited to announce the eight recipients of the latest round of Regent’s Place Community Fund grants.
This year the Fund received a total of 45 applications from a variety of local community groups. The applications all addressed at least one of our three themes: Employability, Health and Wellbeing and Social Cohesion.
The standard of applications was extremely high and made for a challenging selection process for our judging panel, made up of the Fund’s contributing local businesses (British Land, Debenhams, Dentsu Aegis Network, Digital Cinema Media, Facebook, Gazprom M&T, JPC Cleaning, Lendlease, Optimum Group Services, Regent’s Place, Santander, Ultimate Security).
After some tough discussions, the judging panel shortlisted eight fantastic community projects. Each successful applicant has received a share of the £55,000 funding pot to help them realise their project goals.
Congratulations to the following organisations - we look forward to telling you more about the amazing projects they will be working on over the next 12 months:
Action Youth Boxing Intervention - AYBI Real Talk Programme
Goal: To deliver boxing classes and award schemes to young people at risk of involvement, or already involved, with gangs.
C4WS Homeless Project - Employment Support Pathway
Goal: To run employability mentoring sessions for guests using their winter night shelter, some of whom are asylum seekers. This is to help clients to find paid or volunteer work, provide suitable clothing for work environments, and to provide follow up support to help them stay in employment.
Euston Foodbank - Preparing for Universal Credit
Goal: To prepare for the wide-reaching impact of Universal Credit by training their volunteers in the basics of benefits under universal credit, so as to signpost clients to helpful resources.
Home-Start Islington and Camden - Home-Start Camden & Islington core service
Goal: To support families in the Regent’s Place area with young children to develop their parenting skills, improve family health and combat isolation.
Just Enough Group - Holistic Resilience and PSHE Support for Children in Regent’s Park
Goal: To run engaging workshops in six primary schools to address difficult social issues including modern day slavery, radicalisation, plastic waste, hate crime and knife crime.
New Horizon Youth Centre - The Catering Project
Goal: To run a catering project serving a healthy breakfast and up to 60 hot lunches a day to the most vulnerable young people who are experiencing poverty and often street homelessness.
Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre - Junior Youth Club
Goal: To run activities to support children’s emotional, social and educational development.
Third Age Project - Empowering and Connecting Older Residents
Goal: To provide activities for older people living in deprived local neighbourhoods that experience barriers to accessing mainstream services.
A huge thank you to all the community organisations that sent in their project ideas, to the Regent’s Place Community Fund project team and judging panel and to the businesses that contributed to the funding pot. We look forward to seeing the impact these projects have over the course of the next 12 months, and will be exploring ways to provide further support to these community organisations.
Interested in receiving updates from these projects? You can read their blog and social media updates on the Regent’s Place Community Fund campaign page on Semble.
The Regent’s Place Community Fund is a unique initiative led by a number of businesses based at Regent's Place in south Camden, London. Businesses contribute funding and come together to share insight, expertise and opportunities in support of smaller community organisations and charities, to help them make a difference in the local area. For more details visit: regentsplace.com/communityfund.