Brent Cross South (BXS), the 180-acre new town centre development north of Cricklewood, has launched a £25,000 community fund to support local initiatives which aim to celebrate or improve the area.
Offering grants of up to £3,000, the BXS Community Fund opened for applications on 20th May and will select its first round of recipients in early July. The Fund is looking to support ideas from community groups located in the regeneration area and also within the wards of West Hendon, Golders Green and Childs Hill. It is hoped both charities and local residents will apply for the grants.
The fund’s themes reflect the ambition for the new town centre to be an inclusive, people-first place which strives to be healthy and sustainable, supporting projects that:
i) Build community networks
ii) Promote personal wellbeing
iii) Celebrate BXS as a community/neighbourhood
The fund is being delivered by Semble, an independent organisation which will manage the grant process. Consultation agency Soundings will be supporting the process by running a Question and Answer Workshop for potential applicants on Thursday 30 May, 6:30-7: 30 pm at the Clayton Crown Hotel, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, NW2 3ED.
- All the information needed can be found here: https://brentcrosssouth.co.uk/
- Application Guidelines & Criteria can be found here: https://brentcrosssouth.co.uk/guidelines/
- Contact email address: [email protected]
- Q&A Workshop place reservations: [email protected]
- Launch Date: Monday 20th May
- Q&A Workshop: Thursday 30th May, 6.30-7.30 pm
- Application Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 16th June
Nick Searl, joint CEO of Brent Cross South, says,
“Community members have been sharing their ideas for improving the area with us, and we are looking forward to exploring these further when the project proceeds.
“In the meantime, we are delighted to launch a pilot £25,000 BXS Community Fund which aims to support community and residents’ groups. The aim is to develop their ideas into projects that will strengthen networks, promote wellbeing and celebrate the community in the area.”
Councillor Dan Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council says:
“The Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme will bring huge benefits to the area for both existing communities and new people who come here to live, work and enjoy. The community fund is a great opportunity for residents to help shape their area and build stronger bonds with one another. This is another example of how we can work with partners to support safe and strong communities where people get along well.”