As part of the Southall Charter, we’re launching a Southall Micro-fund.
The Micro-fund is a small scale funding scheme that aims to help renew pride in Southall and to build on the ambitions of its people. Based on the idea of “we will, if you will”, the Micro-fund was developed through the Southall Big Conversation.
Ealing Council has allocated £30,000 to support the first round, however, it is hoped the fund will be able to develop more sustainable resource from community and charitable investment, such as the Southall Bond. Also, it is hoped that other partners may be able to provide match-funding to help increase the level of investment in Southall.
We are looking to fund 6-8 projects in the first round. The maximum grant available is £5,000 per project.
To find out more about the Southall Micro-fund, download the prospectus here.
Update: ‘Sharing your ideas’ event: February 13th
On February 13th, an event was held with all those who had submitted an initial idea to the micro-fund. The purpose of this highly engaging event was to introduce all the applicants to each other and to learn about each other’s projects. There was a really positive response from participants who felt it gave them a chance to air their ideas amongst likeminded individuals and several have now formed new partnerships which hadn’t existed previously.
Final submissions to the micro-fund are due on March 13th – if you’d like to apply, but haven’t yet registered your idea, please contact us for an application pack.