Funding available to not-for-profit groups in Redbridge

Published: 21 November 2020

Redbridge Council is launching the second phase of its scheme to provide funding to local civic-minded groups, helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following an initial tranche of funding that distributed a pot of £10,000 over the summer, the next stage of the Redbridge Social Action Fund (RSAF) will again provide grants to support not-for-profit groups, from a further funding pot of £10,000. A maximum award of £1,000 will potentially be available to any single applicant.

Success in previous London Borough of Redbridge grant funding rounds will not disqualify groups from making a further bid to the RSAF. Any not-for-profit group or organisation is eligible to make an application so long as they meet the following criteria: 

  1. Your income in the last financial year (or average per annum in the previous three years) must not exceed £100,000 (successful applicants may be asked to evidence this ahead of funding being released)
  2. All the funding applied for must deliver benefits within the London Borough of Redbridge.

The Leader of Redbridge Council, Councillor Jas Athwal, commented: "We're delighted to be launching the next phase of this scheme. This will provide much-deserved & vital funding to local community groups going the extra mile to help those impacted by the pandemic. We've seen the very best of Redbridge this year, and this our way of giving something back to those who put have others before themselves. They thoroughly deserve recognition for the work they have done."

Councillor Helen Coomb, Cabinet Member for Transformation & Engagement, said: "We're pleased at how well the first phase of this scheme went, and we now want to build on that momentum with this new pot of funding.

 "The Community and Voluntary sector have provided a vital lifeline to people in our borough at such a turbulent time. It's only right to support those groups who have proved such an essential source of help for some of our most vulnerable residents.'

Applications will be assessed on a fortnightly basis. The first deadline is Friday, 27 November, and then fortnightly through to Friday, 8 January.

Applications will be assessed by Council staff and recommendations made to the Cabinet Member for Transformation and Engagement to decide which applications will be granted.

For full details about the fund, please visit: https://engagement.redbridge.gov.uk/strategy/redbridge-social-action-fund


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