Welcome to Kingstanding Community First. More information coming soon
If you are a local group looking to find funding and you think your plans for the money fit within our criteria for funding, please submit an application to us. The closing date for this round of funding is 27 December and whereas you might want to spend Christmas Day writing the application form, we’d prefer you to do it sooner rather than later. We have received only two applications so far but can’t believe that local groups wouldn’t benefit from some money. Call Mary Kennedy on 303 7975 or email her on email@example.com if you have any questions.
The panel allocate funds according to the priorities within the ward plan so we know that we are funding things which improve the lives for Kingstanding residents. However, what would be lovely is if we were able to showcase a sucessful project via this site. If you have received funding from us previously and would like to report back and tell us how the project went, we’d love to hear from you. Any photos could be used on the site and it would generate interest in your project. Please contact Mary on 303 7975 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will assist with this.
The closing date for the next round of applications is 27 December 2013 and we have an amount of £11,962 left to allocate. SEND YOUR APPLICATIONS IN NOW – BEFORE YOU GET OVERWROUGHT WITH WRITING YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS!
£10,694 at the panel meeting of 27 September 2013. Well done to the following;
Witton Lodge Community Association who were awarded £2,500 in respect of a Christmas event at The Ring, Perry Common. Contact Paul on 382 1930 for further details of the event.
Saint Lukes Community Project who were awarded £2,294 for their project Homelife which will encourage volunteering and supporting opportunities. Contact Vicki on 354 7404 for more information.
Kingstanding and Oscott Events Group who were awarded £2,500 for the Kingstanding Fun Day which will bring together lots of local grpus and help them to raise their profile. Contact Keith on 360 1884.
The Plumstead Masters who were awarded £300 to purchase a Ping Pong table. Contact Chris on 07957614411.
The Silver Surfers Club who were awarded £720 to continue their I.T. courses for older persons. The courses are ran from New Heights Community Centre and can be accessed via Eddie on 07423153752.
The Friends of Perry Common who were awarded £ 2,480 to develop their group and get us all using Perry Common Rec and Enderby Park. For further information contact Teresa on 350 9234.
Keep up the good work. We still have an amount of £11,962 to allocate and the panel next meet on 10 January 2014. Let us be the first to wish you Happy Christmas!!! The deadline for applications is 27th December 2013.
The deadline for the latest round of applications is 13th September and so far, only 4 applications have been received! The panel can’t believe that there aren’t local groups who need some funding so spread the word! We’ve got dollar! We’ve got £22,986 to spend in Kingstanding and we’ve got to do it before 31 March 2014. The application form is simple and feedback on the success of your project is no more than a couple of paragraphs telling us how well the project has gone. The panel are happy to help you through the process – for any queries, please contact Mary on 0121 303 7975.
New Heights Community Project is based at Conker Island, Kingstanding. The project came about when a group of local people came together to empower residents to respond to a number of complex issues such as family breakdown, crime, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, addiction debt and poor health. On a weekly basis the charity supports about 500 of the most vulnerable Kingstanding residents and changes lives in ways that we can only imagine. Since their humble beginnings nine years ago, New Heights have grown into a vibrant community project run by local people for local people – with over 100 active volunteers – who are passionate about making a difference within their local community. Their range of services is designed to respond to the whole needs. After years of hard work from staff and volunteers and over £610,748 of National Lottery funding the project has transformed a derelict shop into a thriving café, built a new community centre and now provides a range of responsive services.
New Heights have learnt that of 900 nominations they have reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards. The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. New Heights Community Project is competing against six other projects for the title of Best voluntary/charity Project and is the ONLY Birmingham entry through to the finals. There are seven categories with seven finalists in each category, all of which will now go forward to a public vote. The project in each category with the most votes at the end of the public voting round will be the winner of that category.
New heights will showcase its project after the national lottery live draws on Saturday evenings between 19th June and Wednesday July 24th. This means they could be in with the chance of appearing live on BBC TV and sharing their journey and showing how they have touched lives.
Every ballot counts, so we need to rally as many votes as possible, there are no age or geographical boundaries. The round of public voting will start at 9am on Wednesday 19 June, and run until midnight on Wednesday 24 July 2013.
Click on the link below to vote – it really does only take seconds!!!!!!
discussed nine applications, seven of which have been recommended for approval by the Community First Foundation. The projects we have recommended for approval by the Foundation are;
- African Cuisine – A series of events which will bring communities together using African Cuisine as a platform.
- North Birmingham Celtic Football Club – Football kit and equipment to encourage more Kingstanding young people to become involved with the Team.
- AdviserNet – New Heights Community Centre will have access to a CD which will provide trusted information on Welfare Benefits.
- Stay and Play – Play equipment for Crackers Family Forum who run play sessions for kids and parents at New Heights Community Centre.
- Boxing Day Meal – A team of committed volunteers who will provide a Boxing Day lunch to a minimum of 70 isolated people.
- Kingstanding Carers Group – Two day trips for Kingstanding carers arranged by Kingstanding Carers Group.
- Life Education West Midlands – Help toward a drug and alcohol education programme ran in our primary schools.
If you would like further details of the events or projects, please contact Mary Kennedy on 0121 303 7975 – the idea of this website is to get people talking to each other and accessing services and projects. Please send us your web links or promote your events using this site.
The panel do not meet now until 27 September – we still have just over £19,000 to allocate so get your applications submitted by 13 September at the latest. You’ve got plenty of time – the lovely weather will disappear soon so when you make your way out of the garden and onto the computer, send in your bids!
watch this space after that date for an update on what projects are about to be delivered in Kingstanding for the residents of Kingstanding.
Unfortunately, the panel weren’t able to meet as planned on 31 May and as a result, no applications have been considered. Apologies if your application remains outstanding. Hopefully, the panel will reconvene on 5 July and all outstanding applications will be dealt with.
The panel would benefit from having more members – if you have the best interests of Kingstanding at heart, please consider joining us. Contact Mary Kennedy on 0121 303 7975 to discuss further. It’s not onerous! Promise!
Thanks to Hannah at the Chamberlain Forum, Kingstanding Community First Panel have been able to upload the ward plan!
Projects which do not deliver against the priorities defined in the plan, will not be considered so read it through before you submitting an application for funding. If you need any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thanks again Hannah!
We have submitted our plan and vision for Kingstanding to the Community First Foundation but due to the size of the plan, we are having difficulties uploading it here. Whilst we work to resolve this, if you would like a copy, please contact email@example.com . Once we have had the o.k. from the Community Development Foundation, we will update our priorities and ask you to submit your applications.
The deadline for this round of applications has passed – the panel meet on Friday, 31 May and we’ll let you know what’s been supported as soon as we can.