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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Ubele Initiative – Building Strong Communities Fund Information Webinar

  • Start: 31st January, 2023 @ 7:00PM
  • End: 31st January, 2023 @ 9:00PM
  • Online event

Join the Ubele Initiative, an African diaspora led, infrastructure organisation empowering Black and Minoritised communities in the UK, for a look at the final round of the Building Strong Communities Fund.

Offered by the Mayor’s Fund for London, this funding round offers small grants of up to £6k for small equity-led groups. This session will incloude a short presentation from a funding officer at the Greater London Authority, as well as time for attendees to ask their questions directly and learn from each other.

About the Fund

The Mayor of London is offering funding for London equity-led voluntary and community sector organisations to enable communities to shape their recovery from COVID-19, through community-led projects that help to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Londoners are supported to shape their communities post-COVID-19, e.g., meeting new or pre-existing needs that have emerged or been highlighted by the pandemic, to develop community activities and services.
  • Unheard voices are amplified and heard so that communities have influence and control over decisions, e.g., people from communities who are under-represented in decision-making have opportunities to have their voices heard and shape change.
  • Feelings of belonging are increased; loneliness and social isolation are decreased.
  • Feelings of connection within and across communities are increased, e.g., relationships are strengthened between neighbours and communities.

In this final round, the GLA would also like to know if each submitted project is going to address the Cost-of-Living Crisis.

£200K is available in microgrants of up to £6k for equity-led voluntary and community sector organisations with an annual turnover of £50k or less.

GLA’s definition of equity-led is “Organisations where at least 75% of the Trustees and at least 50% of staff members have personal experience of the issues they are tackling, or the communities that their projects are supporting”

This funding round will open from 16th January with the deadline for applications 13th March 2023.

How to book

You can register for your free place on this webinar via the button below, or via their website.