There are no current funding rounds.

Large Grants projects

Check out our  News for the latest on these six exciting projects:

Art Therapy and Wellbeing in Primary Schools – Gerald Moore Gallery. Working with 3 Primary Schools within the Big Local area to provide art therapy to pupils and to support teaching staff. Ongoing.

StEP Community Projects Mottingham – StEP.  Delivering new projects including employment skills and continuing existing projects and activities such as Community Brunch and Keeping in Touch. Ongoing.

Accessible Dance for All – Magpie Dance. Dance sessions focused on people with learning disabilities. Days of dance will be open to people of all abilities and include various styles of dance. Some sessions may be delivered virtually. Ongoing.

Mottingham Youth Matters Forum – Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum. A new Youth Forum dedicated to Mottingham. Young people will gain skills and get involved in organising activities. This project finished in Year 1.

Mottingham Silks – Kinetika. Community workshops  to produce community silk flags and hangings. The designs will draw on stories and history of the area. Ongoing.

Training and Mentoring for the Community – St. Edward’s PCC.  Practical and online training in construction, gardening and administration skills, to help people move into employment or business. Ongoing.

Large Grants projects: update for Year 1 2021

Accessible Dance

4 days of Summer School held at Community Centre.

2 days of Dance held at Elmstead Wood (Castlecombe) school.

3 days virtual Easter school April.

38 participants, 9 in the Big Local area

Participant feedback included:

“It was great dancing again in the same room.”

Training and Mentoring

10 trainees, gaining skills in gardening, construction and administration. 3 in BL area.

Gardening and internal building work undertaken.

3 gardening trainees doing horticultural studies funded by project.

15 Mentors involved, e.g. sharing their carpentry, gardening and employment skills.

Participant feedback included:

“Fabulous opportunity to give back and build for the community.”

StEP Community Projects

Resumed activities September 2021 at St. Edward’s hall.

Average attendance at Community Lunch 35 per week.

Brunch 22 per week.

Play n Stay 23 per week.

79% of attendees in Big Local area.

Mottingham Youth Matters Forum

Recruited 5 members, 3 in BL area.

Met every two weeks, then weekly.

Designed their own logo.

Set up 3 social media platforms and had associated training.

Training delivered to youth members, including SharePoint and coaching on bid writing and budgeting, resulting in a successful grant application.

Joint fundraising and delivery of Teddy Bears picnic event with Rotary, which 10 Mottingham families attended at London SE Colleges in Bromley.

Participant feedback included:

“I am so pleased I learned how to do a funding application and it was successful.”

Mottingham Silks – Kinetika, with partners St. Edward’s and StEP

Kinetika visited the Big Local area in October 2021 when they met with schools and other local groups.

24 beneficiaries, all in Big Local area.

Kinetika produced a Resource Pack for the community, published on their website, with hard copies made available for local groups.

Art Therapy and Wellbeing in Primary Schools – Gerald Moore Gallery

Worked with 2 schools in the Big Local area.

Delivered 13 art therapy sessions.

12 pupils received art therapy. 10 live in the Big Local area.

Continuing Professional Development sessions with teaching staff: 31 teachers, senior staff and teaching assistants have attended sessions on using art for wellbeing with pupils and for themselves.

Feedback from children included:

“I loved it when we made slime, it was my favourite thing to do.”

Feedback from teaching staff included:

“It has given me some really nice practical ideas that I would be able to use.”

Note: the Pandemic resulted in delays in delivery for some projects.

Support Fund Covid-19: Round 1

Headlines on the impact of this Fund

StEP Takeway Community Brunch, Keeping in Touch and Play n Stay, plus St. Edward’s Summer Holiday Activities were also funded. Total grants given were £7,187.

Community Grants Given

Projects totalling £41,456 were approved under this Fund in early 2020. Most of these were put on hold due to Covid. However some activities happened, such as a socially-distanced film night. Many projects were extended and have now finished, apart from Armchair Zumba and Films which are due to finish this summer 2022. Some activities, such as dance classes, are hopefully sustainable and will continue to be available to the community.

See our latest news for updates on these projects.

Organisation Big Local Plan Theme Activity
Bella Learning People Education/Learning/Consultations
Mottingham Community Champions People Training Courses for Volunteers
Pakiki Theatre People Local Heroes Show
Simona Kavaliauskaite People Adults Dance Latin and Ballroom
St Edward’s Church People Film nights
St Edward’s Church People Non-contact Boxing Classes
St Edward’s Church People Armchair Zumba
St Edward’s Church People Diddi Dance
StEP People Afternoon Teas
StEP People Mini-Ed’s Youth Provision
StEP Economy/People Youth Provision with Chinbrook
StEP Economy/People Youth Café
StEP Economy/People/Place Youth Café Driving Skills

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