Peabody’s Thamesmead 50th Fund has awarded £51,117 to 31 inspiring community focused projects in the area as part of its work to support local culture and community activity, and businesses.
Launched last year to celebrate Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary, the fund was jointly funded by fees from location filming which takes place on Peabody’s estates in Thamesmead, and the Peabody Community Foundation. It was set up as one of the ways London’s oldest housing association gives back to the local community.
Now in its second year, the fund will be renamed ‘Thamesmead Community Fund’ and will be giving out grants of between £200 and £2000 towards community-based activities that create a happier and more culturally active Thamesmead.
Adriana Marques, Head of Thamesmead Cultural Strategy said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting the local community in Thamesmead with this funding. Not only does this Fund enable local residents and organisations to be more active, it encourages the local community to grow and support each other.
“We’re always looking for inspiring community-focused initiatives. These could be from local exhibitions and films, neighbours working together on gardening projects to community activities supporting health and well-being, so please get in touch with us if you have an idea that you need funding for to help get it off the ground.”
Paula Hines, Head of Partnership and Engagement said: “The Peabody Community Foundation exists to support local communities. Through this funding residents are delivering some amazing projects that are providing great value for the wider community. We look forward to seeing what happens in the year ahead!”
The new Community Fund will be administered by our partners the London Community Fund, who would be happy to assist with applications [email protected]