Eligibility Criteria

Please read the eligibility criteria 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 £1,000. 

BRL will give a maximum payment of £500 to successful applicants. Anything that is above £500 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? 

The fund is open four times a year.  

The first round of the BRL Community Fund opens for applications on: Monday 25th July.
The deadline for applications: Monday 8th August 12pm. 

Who can apply? 

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

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 

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.  

The Steering Group will judge application against the following criteria:  

  1. How well does the project address the chosen vision area? 
  2. To what extent has the candidate demonstrated that the project will have a positive impact in Thames Ward/Barking Riverside?
  3. To what extent has the candidate demonstrated how the success of the project will be evaluated and measured? 
  4. To what extent has the candidate demonstrated how they will share the success of your project with the wider community? 
  5. To what extent does the project bring people from different backgrounds together? 
  6. Is the candidate eligible?

 Additional support 

 In addition to funding, BRL can support applicants with: 

  • Applying – BRL can support residents with the application process. 
  • 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. 
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