Local charity, CRiBS, gets £5000 to change children’s lives in Bexley

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A local community group has been awarded £5000 pounds from the 'Peabody Community Fund', administered by the London Community Foundation, for projects changing the lives of children in Bexley.

CRiBS is a charity created to build the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of children and young people and will use the funds to run its projects Boys Noise and b:You.

The projects, aimed at young boys and girls in primary school, will help to improve their social and academic skills whilst encouraging them to build their sense of value by discussing issues such as self-image.

The 'Peabody Community Fund' supports projects and activities designed to improve the quality of life of our residents and the wider community.

Karen Jefferys, Support Development Co-ordinator at CRiBS, said:

“Boys Noise and b:You are there to change children's lives for the better, helping them navigate their way through social, emotional, personal and behavioural issues to the point where they can make thought through, helpful decisions.

Thanks to £5,000 from The London Community Fund and Peabody Community Fund, we will be able to start new packages of the project to help Peabody residents. From children we meet who have taken part previously, we know that their time with us shaped them positively and we're eager that this grant, and future ones, will be equally pivotal for this year's children.”

The Peabody Community Fund has awarded more than £39,000 to community groups based in and around Thamesmead. If you run a local community project that supports Peabody residents you can sign up to the monthly grants ebulletin here: http://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/response.jsp  to find out when the next round of applications will open.

Click here: https://londoncf.org.uk/uploads/Peabody-Community-Fund-Online-Form-Guidelines-18-19.pdf  for funding guidelines.