Welcome to Mottingham Big Local Refocused’s (MBLR) Community Grants Programme.
This new and exciting opportunity is part of the area’s Big Local Plan, aiming to bring together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make Mottingham an even better place to live.
There is already lots of activity underway as part of the Big Local Plan which is based on the feedback from your local community and led by a partnerships of residents, local businesses and community groups in the area.
To find out more about how this works, what’s in the plan and how you could get involved email email@example.com or call 07522 239080.
MBLR’s Community Grants programme works to ensure that the Big Local Plan continues to delivery activities chosen by the community. Grants are available between £250 and £2500 for projects to be delivered in the MBLR area and fall into one of the following four categories that will bring people together:
- Community Events
- Cultural events
- Weekly activities
- Regular events involving all ages, people and businesses across the community.
Do you have an idea? Why not come along to one of our information sessions to find out more about what’s available and how to apply for a grant.
16th July 1pm – 3:30
16th July 6pm -8pm
28th July 2pm – 4:30pm
Full details and booking information on page 6
Or why not email : firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to one of our team.
The grants awarded to the successful activities and projects really will be chosen by you – The Community Voting Day on 29th September 2018 will be open to all residents within the Mottingham Big Local area – and open to all ages.
Come along, bring the kids and ensure that you get to have your say in the grants awarded for your area.
Remember to keep an eye out on our facebook page for more information, dates and other activities you can get involved in.
The following information provides you with step by step advice on how to make an application for funding. We recommend that all applicants read this before making any application.
Please let us know if you need assistance in completing an application, for example if English is not your first language.
What is Mottingham Big Local Refocused?
Mottingham Big Local Refocused is one of 150 areas across England to have received £1m to improve the lives and opportunities for people living within the grant area. MBLR is led by a Partnership that is made up of local residents who have voting rights, and people from organisations and voluntary and community sector groups who work in the area. The Partnership oversees the development and delivery of all aspects of the Big Local Plan.
The Community Grants programme has been designed by the Partnership in order to ensure that the Plan continues to deliver activities chosen by the community. With this in mind, it is residents within the MBLR area that will have the final decision on which applications are successful.
What you can apply to deliver:
The Mottingham Big Local Plan identifies four specific themes for activities:
- Community Events – That Bring people together
Suggested activities include: Film Clubs; History Club; Pet Show; Teddy Bears Picnic; Tea Dance
- Cultural events
Suggestions include: Black History Month; Chinese New Year; Christmas; Diwali; Easter
- Weekly activities for all ages
Clubs; Crafts; Dance; Quiz Nights; Games Evenings
- Intergenerational Regular events
Bike workshops; Community clean-ups; Jumble trails; Street fairs
We welcome other ideas for activities, but please be clear in your application what you intend to do and how this meets the objectives of the Plan.
The Big Lottery identified the area that MBLR serves therefore all activities must take place within the Mottingham Big Local Refocused boundaries (please see map).
Please makes sure that you explain where your activity will take place when you are completing your application.
A minimum of 75% of beneficiaries must live within the MBLR area.