The We are Cally Residents Grant scheme has been set up to help groups of neighbours or community groups act on the things that they care about. This is a small grants scheme for local people to help the Cally area be an even better place to work, play and live in.
The fund offers applicants support in the planning and preparation of their application and, if they are successful, in the delivery and the assessment of the impact of their grant.
We have £10,000 in the funding pot, with a maximum grant amount of around £500.
This programme is part of a wider We Are Cally Project.
What are we looking for?
The grants are available to groups of people and grassroots community groups to help improve the lives of people in the Cally area through activities that make a positive difference.
We are very open to different kinds of applications, including ideas that make our public spaces more welcoming and attractive, build on the Cally’s strong sense of community, or create new opportunities for younger people.
The fund opens on 10 May 2021
Closing date for applications is 9 June 2021
All grant funded activities need to be completed by 31 December 2021
Who can apply for the fund?
To be able to apply for this fund you need to live in the area around the Caledonian Road in south-west Islington, known locally as ‘the Cally’. A collection of neighbourhoods with Caledonian Road at its core, the area stretches from Kings Cross in the south-west, to Lower Holloway in the north-east.
For more details on who can apply, please go to the application page.
The We are Cally Fund
The We are Cally Residents Grant scheme is part of the We are Cally Community Fund. The fund will allow voluntary sector organisations, council services and resident groups to test ideas that respond to local needs and make a positive change in the area.
The We are Cally Community Fund has three funding streams:
- We are Cally Residents Grant Scheme
- We are Cally Voluntary Sector Awards, for established local organisations who will be asked to tender to run projects in their area of specialism
- Funding for council-led engagement activities