Brentwood Community Fund 2021 - open for applications
The Community Fund is now open for applications and will close at midnight on Thursday 30th September 2021.
In partnership with Axis, Brentwood Borough Council invites not-for-profit organisations and individuals to bid for funding for community projects.
Grants of up to £4000 are available for causes and projects that will improve the quality of life for local people and tackle important issues and be delivered between 1st January 2022 and the 31st December 2022.
Applicants will be required to complete the below application form and attach a Budget Template pdf
Applications will be assessed and reported to Committee in December 2021, when a decision on the allocation of funding will be made.
All enquiries should be made by emailing email@example.com
Example of what has been previously funded by the Community Fund:
Sing my own song - Kids inspire
£1726 was awarded in 2019 to Kids Inspire, a charity that provides mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people and their families through therapeutic and community activities.
The project was jointly funded by Brentwood Borough Council, Brentwood Youth Strategy Group, Essex County Council and the Rotary Club of Brentwood.
‘Sing My Own Song’ is a therapeutic music programme for teenagers in Brentwood to learn how to express themselves creatively through song writing and performing.
Whilst there were initial plans for the participants to meet in a face to face in a workshop setting, COVID-19 restrictions meant that the group now meets online and is taking place over 15 sessions. The young people taking part have been referred by parents, young carers support workers and teachers, because they are keen to express themselves but struggling with anxiety, isolation, low self-esteem.
The programme is being ably led by a music therapist in Kids Inspire, brilliantly assisted by two award-winning teenage singer-songwriters, who are inspiring the students with their can-do creative approach to the technology.
Each student has been loaned a mini-mixer so that they can experiment at home with making their own sound worlds. A surgery, held at Kids Inspire, took place to ensure that everyone was up to speed on using their mixer.
The students are learning about writing lyrics, about making tunes, about balancing words and song.
Elizabeth Bayliss, Project Manager: ‘Music is really a very good bridge from a person's internal emotional world, out into the social world of interaction and inter-relationship.’
Further information on Kids Inspire can be found at www.kidsinspire.org.uk