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£30,000 Community Fund: where did the money go?

London SE1 website team

Back in December we reported on an opportunity for local groups to apply for grants from Southwark's Community Fund. Find out how it's being spent.

During March councillors met to decide how to allocate the £15,000 available to each Community Council.

Here are just a few of the projects in SE1 which were approved for funding:

Borough and Bankside Community Council

Cathedrals and Chaucer wards

Bankside Residents' Forum

Research and production of third jargon free leaflet for residents entitled
"Rough Guide to Participation" (£1,000)

Bengali Women's Group

Movement and Exercise Classes (£600)


Bangladeshi Health Project Exercise and Seaside Visit (£600)

In Toto Theatre Company

Combined music/dance/puppetry play for under 4s and their parents and carers (£1,000)

Queensborough Community Centre and TRA

Improve Kitchen (£1000)

Rockingham Fruit/Vegetable Scheme

Launch club at Rockingham Centre (£600)

Rockingham Somali Support Group

Elephant & Castle Somali News £600

Southwark Mysteries

Red Cross Bards (£500)

Southwark Playhouse

Talent-Unearthed: A community day celebrating local talent (£995)

Southwark Springers Trampoline Club


St. George the Martyr Church Crypt Redevelopment Group

Local community survey/questionnaire (£900)

Bermondsey Community Council

Riverside, Grange and South Bermondsey wards

Bermondsey Village Hall Parents and Toddlers Group


Downside Fisher Youth Club

To provide a medium for activity in photography and fashion for young girls and women from Arnolds, St Olave's, Whites Grounds and Neckinger estates. (£900)

Engine Room, Old Kent Road

To run a community learning programme for 8-13 year-olds for four days over the Easter holidays (£950)

Guy Fox History Project

To research, write and illustrate four colouring sheets about Southwark local history to be distributed to local children in libraries, to improve children's understanding of their community. (£1000)

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