A safe and cohesive Brixton – Small Grants Fund

small grants fund

Safe and cohesive Brixton - Small Grants Fund

This fund aimed to support residents and local organisations to help create a safe and cohesive Brixton. Organisations were invited to apply for funding for activities that benefited residents of the Big Local North Brixton area, through addressing one or both of the following themes:

  • Community safety
  • Community cohesion

We awarded 26 grants of £1,000-£5,000 between 2014 and 2015, all of which aimed to increase community cohesion across the area. We did not receive any applications for projects which addressed community safety, which was surprising. In the next phase of Big Local North Brixton we will focus on community safety in a more targeted way, as this is one of our core aims for the area.

We supported local organisations and individuals through this fund. Individuals were supported by a ‘nurture organisation’ to help them manage the grants and deliver their projects successfully.

Grants awarded in 2014

Round 1 – summer projects

1. Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
To continue a weekly drama club for children aged 5-12 years throughout the summer holidays.

2. Options 4 Change
To take 50 residents of the Angell Town and Loughborough Estates on a daytrip to Bournemouth beach.

3. Stockwell Community FC
To provide a weekly summer football project at Slade Gardens, including tournaments with other community football clubs.

Round 2 – one-year projects

4. CARENET
To deliver a one-year healthy living project for Muslim women living in the Big Local North Brixton area.
Click here to read a case study on the project.

5. CEF Lyncx
To run a football programme for groups of local children aged 8-18.

6. Resident Anthony Bailey, with the support of Joy of Sound
To deliver a minimum of 30 drumming workshops to residents of all ages and backgrounds.

7. Lambeth Autism Group
To provide filmmaking activities for adults with autism in the Stockwell Park Estate through the Lambeth Autism Group Filmmaking Club.

8. Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
To continue the existing drama club for children aged 7-12 years, in partnership with Brixton Youth Theatre.

9. Resident Michelle Pusey, with the support of Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
To deliver weekly jewellery-making classes to Big Local residents of all ages and backgrounds.

10. Stockwell Community FC
To deliver weekly football activities and tournaments for children and young people aged 6-18 years, living in and around the Big Local North Brixton area.

11. Victim Support Lambeth
To recruit and develop up to ten local residents as ‘Community Victim Champions’ to deliver workshops and support victims of crime.

Grants awarded in 2015

Round 3 – summer projects

12. Clapham Film Unit
To provide a street arts project for local children and young people at Stockwell Park Estate Community Centre.
Click here to read a case study on the project.

13. Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
To provide a daytrip to Southend and barbecue for local residents.

14. Options 4 Change
To provide summer activities for local children, young people and parents, and a seaside trip.

15. The Holy Apostles Theatre Ministry
To deliver a youth arts summer project for on Angell Town Estate.

Round 4 – one-year projects

16. Angell Town RMO
For a community food-growing project on Angell Town Estate.

17. CEF Lyncx
To continue a football training programme for you people between the ages of 7-18 years living on the Angell Town and Waltham Estates and surrounding area.

18. Innercity Films
To provide an intergenerational digital media project at Stockwell Park Community Centre.

19. Joy of Sound
To deliver a ten-month creative arts project at Slade Gardens Adventure Playground for children and young people aged 7-14.

20. Resident (Anthony Bailey), with the support of Joy of Sound
To act as a nurture organisation for Anthony Bailey to continue the Happy Drums project, providing drumming sessions for children and parents across the Big Local area.

21. Loughborough Community Centre
To act as a nurture organisation for Annette Holtom to provide a series of weekly stress management workshops and 1:1 surgeries for local residents aged 19 – 65 years living in Canterbury Crescent and the surrounding area.

22. Individual (Saara Jaffery-Roberts), with the support of Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association
To provide a community yoga programme that brings together people from different parts of the community and increases their wellbeing.

23. Resident (Djina Jones), with the support of Myatt's Fields Park Project
To provide ‘Shamha’ African drumming workshops which focus on bringing people together to improve wellbeing.

24. Oliver Campbell, with the support of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
To provide group art therapy to carers of people with psychosis in the North Brixton area.

25. South London Cares
To provide intergenerational social clubs and outreach increase the engagement of older residents in the group’s wider activities.

26. Resident (Bennise Tagoe), with the support of WellBeing Alliance
To set up a Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) for the Canterbury Gardens Estate.