About the fund

Please read the below to find out if you are able to apply for The BRL Community Fund

The BRL Community Fund offers funding for residents to deliver a project that will benefit the community. 

BRL has a pot of £16,000 to award per annum.  

How much can applicants apply for?

Applicants can apply for up to £1,500. 

BRL will give a maximum payment of £500 to successful applicants. Anything that is above £1,000 will be reserved for grantees to spend on room hire at Barking Riverside, or substantial items that can be bought by BRL on behalf of the grantee. This does not apply to constituted groups. 

When can I apply?

Applications open on: 22nd May 2023
Deadline for applications: 6th June 2023, 12pm

Who can apply?

  • Individuals who live in Thames View, Scrattons Farm, and Barking Riverside. 
  • Thames Ward based organisations.

Projects must address one or more of Barking Riverside residents’ priority areas:

  1. Keep residents connected with their neighbours
  2. Amplify the voices of residents 
  3. Improve health and wellbeing locally 
  4. Make Barking Riverside and Thames View a safe place 
  5. Make it easy for residents to get where they need to go
  6. Make Barking Riverside and Thames View a place that residents are proud to call home
  7. Support residents to achieve their potential
  8. Put Barking Riverside and Thames View on the map and encourage friends and family to spend time there
  9. Encourage residents to spend time enjoying natural spaces and wildlife 


Additional support

In addition to funding, BRL can support applicants with: 

  • Applying – BRL can support residents with the application process. For support, please email sbloch@barkingriverside.london 
  • Networking – BRL can connect you to local assets and people with expertise to make your idea a success. 
  • Communications – BRL can help you to spread the word and get people involved in your project. 

How will my application be judged?

Applications will be judged by the BRL Community Fund Steering Group. This is comprised of the three Community Interest Company Founding Members and the BRL Community Partnership Lead.  

Applicants will be shortlisted by the BRL Community Fund Steering Group. Those who have been shortlisted will be asked to attend a 30-minute informal interview with two members of the Steering Group. 


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