Southall Micro-Fund: Round 1
8 projects were successful in the first round of the Southall Micro-fund. The Southall Partnership are very excited about working with our new partners to maximise the impact of this investment.
The 8 winning projects are:
- Southall Safe Havens (London Citizens and St Anselm’s Church): this project aims to create safer neighbourhoods around The Green, King Street and neighbouring areas by developing leadership and improving community relations between the Police, the community and local businesses
- Elderly Walkway Project (Mael Gael): Maek Gael will deliver a specially designed new walkway at Norwood Hall, which will enable them (and others) to develop assisted healthy walks and an aided walking project for older people in Southall
- We Love Southall #1 - Media Project (BBA Media): working with young people, this projects will deliver “We Love Southall”, a ground breaking video podcast project aimed at young people living in Southall.
- We Love Southall #2 – Community Clean-up and Family Day (A Rocha and Clifton Primary School): Togeher the two partners aim to organise a Community Clean-Up Day of the Grand Union Canal and to bring families into Southall Recreation Ground to educate school kids and their parents about caring for our environment and to encourage positive use of our open spaces. Read more.
- Hambrough Primary – Community Action project (Hambrough Primary School): This project aims to work with local school kids and environmental charities to tidy up the front of Hambrough Primary School by working with pupils, parents, students and local businesses.
- Healthy Eating Southall (Kay Cookery School): This project aims to teach people how to re-create traditional recipes with a healthier twist, which the individual can reproduce within a home kitchen and share with family and friends.
- Canoeing Outreach Programme (The Sharks): The Sharks aim to bring canoeing into the community and to apitalise on Southall’s considerable canal access, by holding sessions in the community to encourage youngsters (and the not so young) to give the sport a try
- Western Road Allotments (Green Corridor): Working with the local community, Green Corridor aim to transform a one hectare derelict and neglected site on Western Road into a useable growing space which will provide a vibrant space for Southall’s rich and diverse community and the opportunity to a healthier and active lifestyle with access to home-grown inexpensive food.
Each of the projects will be providing an update on their project as they progress.
To volunteer, or to find out more about each of the projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to put you in touch with the right contacts.
About the Southall Micro-fund
The Southall Micro-fund has grown out of the Southall Charter and is an initiative of the Southall Partnership.
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 provided seed £30,000 to support the first round, and Ward Forums have agreed to support a second round in the Autumn . It is hoped that other partners may be able to provide match-funding to help support future rounds.