Tuesday 20 August 2019

Wembley Park Community Fund recipients named

From Wembley Park Community Fund

Quintain and The London Community Foundation announce the recipients of The Wembley Park Community Fund, which provides funding and grants to those in the Brent Community. The Fund aims to make a real difference to Brent residents by encouraging community engagement, participation and place-making through funding a variety of community-led activities.

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 have been awarded to charities, community or voluntary organisations. The grants are awarded to three core themes – Better Places – making Brent a great place to live, work and visit; Better Lives – supporting education, employment and good health and Better Locally – ensuring local networks and services work effectively.

The organisations awarded range from The Promise Foundation which mentors disadvantaged young people across Brent; to Hilltop Circle, which delivers football training sessions to young people.
In support of Brent London Borough of Culture 2020, 40% of this round’s funding pot has also been allocated to arts and cultural projects in the borough.  These projects include Intercultural Musicology CIC, which runs free music workshops with instruments from around the world for children aged 0-12 and their parents; and Unique Community Charity which runs youth theatre sessions around the theme of language, and how that connects to identity and meaning.

The Fund is led by Quintain, the developers behind the transformation of Wembley Park, in partnership with their key contractors Wates, McLaren, John Sisk & Son, and McAleer & Rushe. It makes a difference to the lives of local residents in Wembley Park and the surrounding area by encouraging community engagement and participation through funding a variety of community-led activities.

In the past two years, The Wembley Park Community Fund has so far helped fund 20 local projects. 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.

James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park said:
Community-led initiatives are at the heart of our neighbourhood, making it a vibrant, welcoming and fulfilling place to live, work and visit. It’s been amazing to see the range of projects made possible by The Wembley Park Community Fund and the impact they have in the community. We are particularly pleased to support local arts and culture in support of Brent London Borough of Culture 2020.
Councillor Muhammed Butt, Brent London Borough Council, said:
Initiatives such as The Wembley Park Community Fund build upon the range of new opportunities Wembley Park has bought to the people of Brent.  With 2020 Brent Borough of Culture in mind, it’s great to see a large proportion of the funding going towards cultural and arts projects.
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