The East End Community Foundation (EECF) is accepting applications for the Standard Grants Programme to fund high-quality projects or services that will make a positive and long-lasting difference to local residents in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
EECF recognizes the profound and far-reaching impact of the current coronavirus pandemic on local communities. Organizations are actively encouraged to submit ideas for projects and activities that respond to the specific needs that they have identified in relation to employment, education & learning, and wellbeing & inclusion for local residents.
Aims & Objectives
The Small Grant Scheme aims to kickstart projects, business and start-ups and local people’s employment opportunities through the development of new skills and qualifications.
The Small Grant Scheme aims to grow new ideas, encourage business start-ups and new community projects, develop existing and new projects and ideas, help people gain a qualification, new skills or training, improve health and wellbeing, showcase community heritage, culture and diversity and to counteract the impact of covid-19.
Projects must address at least one of the following key aims:
- Employment & Learning Opportunities. Enabling local residents, particularly young people, to gain a qualification, build new skills or access training and work experience that leads to improved opportunities
- Arts & Cultural Opportunities to Build Skills. Projects that engage the local community in heritage, cultural and diverse activities to learn new skills, access training or increase their employability.
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Supporting start-ups and new community projects to grow new ideas, develop new social enterprise business ideas and pilot new ways of working e.g. digital tech and/or new cross-disciplinary innovation
- Covid-19 Response. Counteracting the impact of covid-19 on the local community including the health and wellbeing of local residents.
- Grants of up to £10,000 are available.
To be eligible to apply, organizations must:
- be connected with and meeting the needs of the local community in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
- be a not-for-profit organization that is formally constituted i.e. have a signed governing document in the group’s name
- have good financial management procedures, including a record of income and expenditure
- have a bank account in the name of the group, with at least two unrelated cheque signatories
- have at least two unrelated management committee members if you are an unincorporated organization or voluntary group
- have a safeguarding policy in place if working with young people and children under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults, where applicable.
For more information, visit https://eastendcf.org/tower-hamlets-grants/