May 2, 2012
Veolia are encouraging applications to their environmental trust, which supports environmental and community projects by awarding grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. Projects supported include improving community halls, creating new play areas and skate parks, and restoring green spaces. There is also a fund for “creative, adventurous, exciting and ambitious ideas that will make a difference to people’s lives”.
Their website clearly explains the funding process and there is a phone number to ask questions. The next funding round requires submissions by 3 August 2012 with funds to be released by mid-Dec 2012.
March 7, 2012
Over the last year the council has been working with a wide range of residents, service users and partners to develop a cooperative approach to running services in the following areas of children’s services:
- Youth centres
- Adventure playgrounds
- Stay and Play One O’clock clubs, and
- Young and Safe (a project for young people who are at risk of serious youth offending).
The next step is to set up a Young Lambeth cooperative that will oversee some services for children including play and youth. We want young people, parents, local residents, groups and organisations to help us do this.
If you are interested in being involved in the Young Lambeth cooperative and helping to run better services for children in Lambeth, please register your interest.
For more information, visit the Lambeth Council website.