Along with its beautiful green spaces, iconic brutalist architecture and growing creative community, Thamesmead boasts the largest West African population in the UK and is a diverse community which has grown and developed over the last five decades, unlike anywhere else in London.
In 2020 a group of local residents started the Black Culture Collective (BCC), an informal group set up with ambitions to become a bridge between individuals, community groups and organisations who wish to share their products, services, advice and information about African and Caribbean culture, history and heritage relating to the wider community. The BCC hopes to increase active engagement, challenge and address issues of representation and positively influence the cultural and creative sector with the local area through information-sharing, education, entertainment and enterprise.
A total of £30,000 is available to commission four creative projects which will celebrate black culture for the benefit of Thamesmead residents and communities. Projects can be between £2,000 and £13,000 and must be completed by March 2022.
The deadline for proposals to be submitted via Delta is 12 noon GMT, Monday 21 June 2021.