Local groups have been awarded a share of £23,050 over the last 5 months by the Bermondsey Square Community Fund. Thirty-two applications have been received by the Community Fund since the start of October 2016. Of these, 15 have been award grants by the committee for a variety of local projects including scout camps, team sports, community events and art exhibitions.
About Bermondsey Square Community Fund
The Bermondsey Square Trust collects money from the occupiers and owners of Bermondsey Square through the occupiers’ leases and grants awards 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 has £40,000 to award each year to local projects.About the Community Fund
20th Bermondsey Scout Group
New camping equipment allowing inner city children an opportunity to visit the countryside whilst giving a new environment to practice and develop scouting skills.
New kit (as the boys keep growing) funding a presentation night to celebrate and award trophies to the children for their fantastic efforts over the past 9 months.
“This is really important as I believe this is a way of showing them how hard work pays off and how proud their parents are.” Says coach
South London Mission
Supporting a 10 week Saturday afternoon football session with local young people aged between 10 and 16.
King’s Stairs Garden Academy
Funding for affiliating the youth teams with the London FA and resources for players.
Focus On Disabled Kids – Southwark
To organize a series of BOCCIA league tournaments for six months to bring cross-border 41 disabled children together through sports activities to achieve intercultural understanding & a chance to build friendship. BOCCIA is a ball game related to bowls and pétanque.
Long Lane JFC
To enable young people from all financial backgrounds to get involved and participate in sporting activities by providing equipment and funding trips.
Elevated Hope Project
The project expects to enrol 41 identified young offenders from three of the most deprived (Granges/Bermondsey/ Rotherhithe) wards and those at risk of custody (or) involved in anti-social behaviour to an innovative and interdisciplinary photojournalism-based education programme and outreach opportunities. We will providing a threefold transformative experience through 18 workshops where troubled teenagers act “As reporters” analyse the causes and impact of violence, learn to communicate their ideas through words, writing and photographs and will then is acknowledged by the community for their creative self-expression. At the end, the participants will continue as peer trainers, youth community leaders and taking their work to schools, community to share their experiences and serve as role models.
This project aims to: develop and deliver a public engagement program of creative days for local families; make contemporary art accessible to a wide and diverse audience, of all ages; engage children and youth with contemporary art and public space; activate the square with regular creative workshops; develop audiences, test reception of exhibitions in public space; develop local partnerships with schools, youth/community centres; create an opportunity for artists to explore their practice in the field of public engagement; create an opportunity for artists to meet and engage with the local community; and produce marketing material to better reach local audience.
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
To bring the Bermondsey community together for Christmas and raise money for Evelina Children’s Hospital gift appeal. The event in the square included a Christmas film screening, stalls, face painting and carols.
To replace the play equipment that is old, damaged or broken for the 30-40 families that come each week come .
Club Soda – Hangover Free Festival
1 in 5 Southwark adults are looking to moderate their drinking in some way, yet they don’t know much about the alternative drinks that can help them achieve that goal. This event will give them an opportunity to taste a range of adult alternatives to alcohol.
Rising Stars Support
The aim of our project is to offer young people in Bermondsey the opportunity to train in mixed martial arts the world’s fastest growing sport.
Inside the Shadow
A group show and workshop about shadows, which will take place at ARTHOUSE1 in Bermondsey. Seven international artists will interpret the idea of shadow in various ways, using installation, painting, sculpture, drawing and photography.
Flautotonic Roadshow: Dances, Drums and Whistles!
The project aims to produce eight concerts at Southwark primary schools, four of which are local to Bermondsey Square. The Flautotonic concerts will give approximately 800 children the opportunity to experience live professional music, perhaps for the first time. These concerts will provide an inspirational learning, listening and interactive musical experience.
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