Supporting Community Voice in Public Health Funding

Community Connections community development workers have been facilitating the Neighbourhood Community Development Partnerships in conjunction with the LB Lewisham ward assembly team and LB Lewisham Public Health.

This month, community groups used the NCDPs as a platform to allocate £100,000 in funding from Lewisham Public Health. Community groups came together to vote on what bids they would like to see funded in their neighbouhoods, basing this decision on earlier community workshops to identify local priorities and assets.

The funded projects are:

North Lewisham:
North Lewisham Good Neighbours
Entelechy Arts and Voluntary Services Lewisham
We Women and Co-Pepys

Central Lewisham:
Manor Park Friends
Francis Drake Bowls Club
Asian Elders Wellbeing Club
St Mauritius House

Southeastern Lewisham:
Hilton Health and Wellbeing
Diamond Club
Carers Lewisham
The Mothers’ Springboard Programme

Southwestern Lewisham:
Men Talk Mental Health Film Club
Stanstead Lodge Seniors Club
Lewisham Wellbeing Map: Bellingham Community Project

Congratulations to all groups involved and we look forward to the next NCDP meetings in the new year!  If you would like to get involved in the NCDP in your area, please email communityconnections@ageuklands.org.uk.

Funding Opportunity

An exciting new source of funding from the local authority has become available for voluntary and faith organisations in Lewisham.  It is for small, one-off projects that benefit communities in Lewisham and applications are being accepted as of today.

For more information and to download the application form, you can visit the page for the funding on the Lewisham Council website:

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/getinvolved/funding/Pages/Small-and-faith-fund.aspx

If you have an idea for a small project that you would like to discuss, please get in touch with us.  Applications from organisations who work closely with us are encouraged, so our community development workers would love to hear from you and could even help you put together a funding bid!

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