We’re really pleased to wrap up the inaugural round of the Brixton Fund – the Brixton Pound’s micro-grants scheme for Brixton.
We had 18 applications to the Fund, demonstrating the need for funding for small grants for grassroots organisations in the area.
A shortlist of 7 projects was produced after initial scoring by our panel of 13 Brixtonites with strong and varied local knowledge.
Finally – the panel met to whittle 7 very strong projects down to a final four:
- Brixton Youth Forum: £1000 – Training, workshops, advice, education & a democratic space for young people.
- Healthy Living Club: £750 – Self-organised community replacing loneliness with belonging for those living with dementia
- Young People Matter: £400 – Free after-school clubs in Stockwell and Brixton
- AGT Social: £250 – Training young people in Loughborough Junction in IT and repairs
It was a really difficult process to reach the final decision – but with both successful and unsuccessful applicants we’re not just leaving it there – we’re using our contacts, shop space and networks of expertise to offer non-financial support also.
Look out for more info on the successful applicants over the next few months – and for round 2 of the Brixton Fund in spring 2016.
You can contribute to the Brixton Fund and boost its funding power! Simply by using B£ pay-by-text (1.5% of each transaction goes into the Fund), playing Brixton Bonus, or buying stuff in the B£ Shop. It’s never been easier to be a positive force in your local community!
And if you work for an organisation that would like to contribute to the Brixton Fund and strengthen Brixton’s grass roots – we’re only a phone call or an email away!
p.s. we’re hosting a beautiful table decorated by the members of the Healthy Living Club here in the Brixton Pound Shop. It’s up for auction – and all revenue goes towards supporting the club’s amazing work. So come down, have a look, and place your bids!