Our grants team was responsible for the grant management of the Building Strong Communities Fund. The fund offered three rounds of 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 helped meet one of the following outcomes:
- Londoners are supported to shape their communities post COVID-19 to develop community activities and services.
- Unheard voices are amplified and heard so that communities have influence and control over decisions.
- Feelings of belonging are increased; loneliness and social isolation are decreased.
- Feelings of connection within and across communities are increased.
In the third and final round of funding, an additional consideration was added regarding whether projects addressed the cost of living crisis.
Find out more about the projects funded in round one here.
Find out more about the projects funded in round two here.