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Community Fund Opens for Fifth Year

May 18, 2023

The Brent Cross Town Community Fund opens today (Thursday 18 May) for its fifth year, supporting local initiatives and charities.

The total Fund has been raised to £50,000 this year, of which £10,000 will be a special fifth anniversary pot of funding for the local community to vote for their favourite projects and initiatives (in July), as part of ‘people’s project’ awards.

The Fund is looking to increase its reach across the community this year, with a focus on supporting groups that offer activities that provide climate education, promote a carbon net zero community; support improved local health and wellness; and promote an inclusive and socially connected community. The Fund also encourages projects that support communities in tackling cost of living pressures to apply.

Local organisations and initiatives based in and around Cricklewood, Childs Hill, Golders Green, and West Hendon will be able to apply for grants of anywhere between £500 and £5,000. Applications to the fund close on Monday 19th June 2023. Apply here.

Groups who can apply for the grant are:

  • Informal and formal community groups
  • Local charities and local branches of national charities
  • Schools and educational organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Residents’ associations
  • Social enterprises

Councillor Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Labour Group, commented: “I’m delighted to see the return of the Brent Cross Town Community Fund which has supported a huge number of local projects and initiatives over the last five years. With an increased value of £50k, and applications encouraged that focus on health, wellbeing and community togetherness, I am pleased to see the fund continue to champion projects which will enhance the lives of people living in the local area – I encourage community groups and local people to put forward their ideas and look forward to seeing what comes next.”

More about the Brent Cross Town Community Fund

The Brent Cross Town Community Fund started in 2019 and has since supported 42 small charities, community organisations and individuals working to make a positive impact in the local area and has awarded £130,000 to local projects. Now with a successful history of local funding, it is estimated that over 14,400 people in the local community have directly benefited from the fund’s investment.

Find out more details here on how to apply for a grant and how to get involved in voting to pick the additional £10,000 funding for this year’s ‘people’s project’ awards.