Community fund draws people together

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Peabody’s Thamesmead Community Fund has awarded more than £30,000 to local initiatives over recent months. The Fund gives grants of up to £2,000 to charities, community groups or individuals to deliver activities that support social and cultural activities.

Last year Peabody ran a Covid round of the Fund to deliver online or outdoor projects that comply with government guidelines.
Now 11 new projects will be supported in 2021, including: dance; football; healthy eating; photography: poetry and sewing.

Local artist Jamie Zubairi received a grant to hold drawing lessons, first in person and then online to meet lockdown regulations.
He said: “The Community Fund enabled me to start a community art project and bring regular art activities to Thamesmead. Without
the aid of the Fund, local artists wouldn’t have had the space to be able to practise their skills of life drawing in a calm, secure and
mindful way.”


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