Borough-wide NCIL Fund - 04 November update

122 applications were received with requested funding of over £4.7 million for the NCIL funding pot of £877.094.

On 3 November 2021, Mayor and Cabinet agreed 25 community projects focused on four main priorities;

  • Supporting local community groups to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour;
  • Providing high quality mentoring services to keep Lewisham’s children and young people safe from exploitation, violence and serious youth crime;
  • Supporting people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems to find employment opportunities;
  • Assisting Lewisham’s COVID-19 recovery by demonstrating a benefit to Lewisham’s communities at a borough wide level.

Successful projects

Funding category up to 10k

  1. Volunteer Manager - Refugee Café
  2. Project-Based Family Learning Sessions - Oaks and Acorns in Harmony
  3. Budding Buddies - Catbytes C.I.C
  4. Specialist counselling support and advice for survivors of abuse in the home - One in Four (London)
  5. Music together - Give a Song
  6. Get Creative Young Lewisham - Inspiring Your Imagination Ltd
  7. Facework conversations - Facework C.I.C
  8. Fix and ride - Lewisham Cyclists, London Cycling Campaign
  9. Buddying Scheme for disabled people - Buddies for All

Funding category from 10k to 35k

  1. Telephone and Digital Employability Service - Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
  2. Step Up Progression Training Programme - Lewisham Youth Theatre
  3. Monday project - Lewisham Pensioner Forum

Funding category from 35k to 50k

  1. Risk and Resilience - Metro Centre Ltd
  2. Covid Recovery Project - Contact
  3. Building People, Changing Minds (Learning Disabilities & Mental Health)- Lewisham Local (RGTB)
  4. Building People, Changing Minds (Refugees & Migrants) - Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
  5. Young Lewisham Leaders - Rio Ferdinand Foundation and Grove Park Youth Club BPT
  6. Return to Meet me - Entelechy Arts
  7. Resilient Youth - Second Wave Centre for Youth Arts
  8. Watergate Sensory Garden – Watergate School and Lewisham Council
  9. Inclusive Enterprise Generator - Ignition Brewery Ltd

Funding category from 50k to 100k

  1. Lewisham Line Befriending - Voluntary Services Lewisham
  2. Pathways to Employment - Sydenham Garden
  3. Lewisham Community Mentoring, Outreach and Detached Service - Spark2life and Greenleaf trust
  4. Power the Fight: Therapeutic Intervention for Peace, Lewisham (TIP Lewisham) - TLG Lewisham Education Centre

Mayor and Cabinet meeting - Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 6.00 pm. Agenda and decisions.