What is the Bermondsey Square Community Fund?
The Trust collects money from the occupiers and owners of Bermondsey Square through the occupiers’ leases and awards grants for ‘the marketing, animation and promotion of the Bermondsey Square Estate and making a positive contribution to the wider neighbourhood and community of Bermondsey.’
The Bermondsey Square Community Fund expects to spend around £40,000 each year. We have no maximum or minimum size of grant but prefer applications between £500 and £2,500.
What Types of Community Projects Does the Fund Support?
The Trust’s priorities will change from time to time. The current themes are:
- Health, Happiness and Well-being
We will prioritise applications that:
- Are close to Bermondsey Square
- Affect large numbers of people
- Attract other funding
- Are for continuing rather than one-off activities
- Are simple to administer
Applications that make use of the public space in Bermondsey Square are particularly encouraged.Projects We’ve Supported
How to Apply
Download the Grant Application Preparation document. This document lists the questions you will be asked in the online application form and is intended to aid you in preparing your application. It also includes the link to the application form.
The Trust meets quarterly to review applications.Download PDF
What Happens Next
We will contact you via email if we need any further information.
We will email you to tell you whether your application has been successful and if not, why not.
Successful applicants must submit a short post-project report for our website. The report should include a summary of the event or activity, photos, visitor numbers, visitor / attendee comments. We withhold 10% of the awarded amount until the feedback report is received.
Other Sources of Funding
The Southwark funding guide for 2018/19 published by United St Saviour’s Charity has details of over 50 local, regional and national funds that can support community organisations and groups in Southwark to resource their activities.