Imani Community Association Community Asset TransferSupport the group to secure a community space and help them to understand the Community Asset Transfer process.
Benefit of funding projects
Identifying funding empowers communities to deliver the solutions they have designed. Research has shown that staff who can offer mediation, guidance and support in the funding application and project process are as important to community groups as receiving the funding itself. Staff who have a good knowledge of the area and who needs support, enable funding to be accessed by more marginalised people and groups. Funding sometimes needs to come from multiple sources and Neighbourhood Health Workers save time being able to quickly identify multiple potential sources.
Neighbourhood Health Worker
MCC Neighbourhood Team
MCC Community Asset Transfer team
Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN)
West Indian Sports and Social Club
Support the group to secure a community space.
Help the group to understand the Community Asset Transfer process.
Identify funding opportunities.
"Thank you for your support and help over the past year. regarding our project, The Imani Community Association. You have help us explore so many avenues. Of course 2019 huge challenges Covid-19 Virus, which as continued into 2021, has made secure a base almost impossible. Also accessing funds is an ongoing process. We appreciate you help and hope that you can continue too support us during 2021" - Project Manager
- The group now know about the community asset transfer process
- They now have funding to pay for storage
- They have access to the different funding pots available to them
The project is ongoing as the group still want to acquire their own building and will need continued support as the Community asset transfer process is lengthy and the group might need to explore other options for securing a building.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Communities engaged in the design and delivery of local services
Ambition for Ageing (2020) - Changing a place: Microfunding, co-production and community development
Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis - Sourcing Financial Resources for Community Development Initiatives
National Lottery Community Fund (2019) - Understanding Thriving Communities
Young Foundation (2013) - Improving small scale grant funding for local voluntary and community organisations
Patricia Williams - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 0161 271 0590
T. 07818 523 098
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