Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund: Small Grant Scheme (UK)

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund: Small Grant Scheme (UK)

Deadline: 28-Sep-20

The Small Grant Scheme aims to kickstart projects, business and startups, and local people’s employment opportunities through skills and qualifications. The program is funded by Westfield Stratford City and delivered by Foundation for Future London.

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The Small Grant Scheme is looking for project proposals from individuals, groups, and organizations that will provide opportunities in employment and learning; arts, culture, innovation, and creative placemaking; entrepreneurship; resilience and covid-19 response within the four boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest.

The Small Grant Scheme is part of Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, an ambitious five-year program that aims to invest £10 million into local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, and Waltham Forest.

Funding Information

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Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects and activities running between six to 12-months across the four Olympic host boroughs Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest with a focus on culture, arts, innovation, education, and employment.
Priority Areas

Employment & Learning Opportunities
Arts & Cultural Opportunities to Build Skills
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Covid-19 Response.
Eligibility Criteria

Small/mid-sized not-for-profit organizations with an annual income of less than £500,000, or individual residents, working across, or within, the four Olympic boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Applicants must:
Be a not-for-profit organization that is formally constituted i.e. has a signed governing document in the group’s name or an individual with a named organization willing to act as an accountable body. This includes unincorporated associations and community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, schools, Community Interest Companies (CIC), Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO), companies limited by guarantee, faith groups where the project clearly does not promote a particular religious or political view
Have an annual income of less than £500,000 per annum, but priority will be given to small grassroots organizations
If the applicant is an individual applying, must be based in one of the four boroughs.
Be connected with and meeting the needs of the local communities in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest.
Have good financial management procedures, including a record of income and expenditure.
Have a bank account in the name of the organization, with at least two unrelated cheque signatories.
Have a comprehensive safeguarding policy in place if working with children and young people under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults.
Have a commitment to, or are working towards, London Living Wage where possible.
Foundation for Future London actively encourages applications from individuals or organizations led by and for Black, Asian and minority ethnic residents, LGBTQIA+ residents and disability communities and organizations that are representative of the diverse communities support.
For more information, visit https://futurelondonfoundation.org/westfield-east-bank-creative-futures-fund

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