The Greater London Authority in partnership with City Bridge Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund is launching Round 2 of the Mayor’s Civil Society Roots Fund on 24th April 2023. Ahead of the launch, we are inviting interested groups to book for information sessions happening on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.
Round 2 of the Mayor’s Civil Society Roots Fund will continue to support equity led organisations in the 10 London boroughs – Bromley, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Newham, Redbridge, Sutton, Wandsworth to strengthen their networks, capacity, and voice.
We are looking for organisations that want to develop new sectoral and/or cross sectoral partnerships, invest in organisational capacity building, research, training or enable space and time to think about what our communities need most. The fund is specifically aimed at supporting groups to be in a stronger place to respond to and serve the increasing and ever-changing needs of our communities. It is not for delivery of front-line activity.
Grants of up to £30,000 over 12 months (plus up to £2500 for additional access costs) will be awarded for projects starting September 2023.
In the first instance, interested groups will be requested to submit an Expression of Interest form by 19th May 2023, and successful applicants will be subsequently invited to submit a full application by 30th June 2023. The grants prospectus and EOI form will be available on our website from 24th April 2023.
To support applicants through the two-stage application process, Community Regen, the programme support partner, are running in person and online information sessions on May 2nd, at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA (fully accessible venue) which can be booked via here for in person sessions and here for online sessions.
Interested attendees with access needs, are requested to register by Wednesday 26th April, so we can make arrangements to support their participation.
Please share information about the information sessions with other equity-led organisations in your borough/ network.
If you have questions about this fund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org