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08/04/19

Wembley Park Community Fund launches third round of funding

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Following 20 grants issued by the Wembley Park Community Fund to date, a new round of funding opens for applications today. The fund delivers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to be centred around three core themes: Better Places, Better Lives and Better Locally. The grants are open to until midday on 3 June 2019.

The Wembley Park Community Fund is led by Quintain in partnership with The London Community Foundation, London Borough of Brent and contractors John Sisk and Sons, McLaren, Wates and McAleer & Rushe working in Wembley Park. In support of Brent London Borough of Culture 2020, 40% of the funding pot will be allocated to arts and cultural projects.

In the past two years, The Wembley Park Community Fund has so far helped fund 20 local projects. Projects include Abundance Arts, Toucan Employment and the Greater London Youth Foundation. The funding has helped children, young people, and the elderly and vulnerable adults. The funded projects have provided the local community with employment and work training, and wellbeing and sports activities.

Previous arts and cultural projects funded by the WPCF include Learning Through the Arts research and oral history project which culminated in a Woman Suffrage Movement exhibition at Brent Civic Centre; Element Creative Projects, and Musicus, an intergenerational group music making programme.

James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park said:

“We are pleased that even more local people will benefit from the transformation of Wembley Park. As we grow, Brent grows with us, and The Wembley Park Community Fund is just one of the ways that our regeneration benefits the surrounding area economically, socially and culturally.”

Councillor Muhammed Butt, Brent London Borough Council, said:

“Wembley Park brings investment, new jobs and apprenticeships to the people of Brent, transforming the area into a new urban heart for Brent. In addition to the changes you can see, initiatives such as The Wembley Park Community Fund help fund local groups in their brilliant work in the surrounding area.”

Application support session will take place at The Yellow on Tuesday 7th May 2-4pm, please book with The London Community Foundation: https://londoncf.org.uk/grants/the-wembley-park-community-fund.

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