Get set for the Enfield Neighbourhood Fund

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Community groups will have the opportunity to access a £1.4 million fund spread over the next two years from Enfield Council to help transform their neighbourhoods and create positive change.

Launching this May, Enfield Council is asking groups to prepare proposals that will help develop their neighbourhoods and improve the day-to-day lives of communities as the borough emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Enfield Neighbourhood Fund will offer grants from £10,000 to £60,000 to charities, voluntary groups, public bodies, educational institutions and other community groups based in the borough. In certain circumstances the Council may consider paying an additional contribution from the capital budget to help the delivery of a project where it offers exceptional value for money and significant community benefits.

The Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “We hope many local organisations will take advantage of the funding available. We want to support projects that will make a real difference to the lives of people in our communities. We also hope to see a wide range of proposals from our diverse communities, that will help people get more actively involved in their neighbourhoods.”

Enfield Council is looking to fund innovative projects that will help reduce deprivation, improve the environment or widen access to opportunities, such as jobs, training and local services. Projects could include improvements to open spaces, new community facilities, a scheme to combat loneliness or food-growing initiatives.

The first bidding process will begin on 10 May and will end on 9 July 2021. The second will take place in mid-2022.

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