Please Note: this funding is now closed and not expected to re-open.

Details about the programme & the aim of the programme

£30 million is now available to fund community projects in some of the most deprived areas of the country. People will be encourage to give time, expertise and resources towards the project they identify in their areas. The government will match those pound for pound, helping to stimulate local action towards meeting community needs.

The programme will help communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient. It will fund both new and existing community groups.

Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund is an initiative that provides local communities with the means to address their own priorities. Communities will set up local panels in each eligible ward, and will decide upon projects for funding in their area.

Main sponsor is The Community Development Foundation

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All enquires through Feel Good Factor

Chapel Allerton Community First Priorities

Meanwood

1. Improve the look of Meanwood, examples could be planting trees or bulbs or community clean ups of streets or green spaces

2. Work to engage with young people and offer positive activities and divert away from crime and ASB i.e. new youth centre or to provide funding for trips away, activities etc

3. Work to promote education, aspirations and confidence with the Meanwood community, i.e community members giving talks in schools

4. Work to improve health and wellbeing within Meanwood in particular looking at smoking and activities around this but also include promoting active lifestyles, healthy eating etc

5. Work to promote employment opportunities within the Meanwood area, i.e. a voluntary group setting up a community work club, or engaging with hard to reach communities and developing confidence and aspiration through increased social interaction and mutual support etc

6. Work to support young people and families

Chapeltown and Scott Hall

1. Work to promote employment opportunities within the Chapeltown and Scott Hall area, i.e. a voluntary group setting up a community work club, or engaging with hard to reach communities and developing confidence and aspiration through increased social interaction and mutual support etc.

2. Work to improve health and wellbeing within Chapeltown i.e. a fresh fruit and vegetable scheme, healthy eating, reduce fuel poverty or walking project.

3. Work to improve the environment within Chapeltown and Scott Hall including planting trees or plants, improvements to communal areas, community allotment projects etc

4. Work to engage with young people and offer positive activities and divert away from crime and ASB i.e. activities, trips away, new young persons clubs etc

5. Work to promote events and activities to bring communities and people from different backgrounds together