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The Neighbourhood Keepers programme

Read about this community initiative, developed by working groups in the context of the Church Street regeneration.

Published on: 31 December 2020

Last updated: 26 November 2021

Who can apply

Local community groups, organisations, individuals and Church Street residents can submit applications.

Individuals and organisations physically based in the Church Street ward will be prioritised.

Individuals between 16 to 18 years old can apply but will be required to have an adult with a current DBS certificate present while delivering their project. They also need the support of a guarantor who would be the recipient of the funds. For example, City of Westminster College students could be backed by the college.

Individuals over 18, who are not registered as self-employed, may apply with the support of a partnership organisation acting as their guarantor, which could be the venue or a professional facilitator. The guarantor would be the recipient of the funds, rather than the individual. Individuals over 18, who are registered as self-employed, do not need a guarantor.

We actively encourage organisations and individuals to make an application in partnership with other organisations and individuals, either as joint partners or with one partner as the lead. Please note that if one partner is the lead, this partner will receive the funds and be responsible for distributing the funds to the other partner or partners.

We can accept applications from departments within local authorities that are physically based in Church Street ward only.