Myatt’s Fields Park is bidding for £75,000 from the Lambeth Community Fund in order to fund its outstanding local community work – and it’s asking residents to support its application.
Talking about its bid, the Myatt’s Fields Park Project, said:
We want to:
* Empower at least eight people a year to develop and run their own activities in the park. This will include personalised development and mentoring, accredited training, fundraising support and free use of the park’s facilities * Support at least five organisations a year to run events and activities in the park * Engage local people as community representatives, reaching out into the community, gathering information about community needs * Run events and activities for more than 3000 people a year
This program will prioritise young and older people from the African diaspora and other people of colour as they are currently under-represented as park users.
MFPP has applied to Lambeth Community Connections Fund for £75k over two years to pay for a new community engagement manager, marketing manager and community engagement costs. To be successful, we have to prove that we have local support. If you would like to see the change above, please do so.
Myatt’s Fields residents in the grip of the Tories’ cost-of-living crisis are being offered help to make ends meet by Labour-controlled Lambeth council.
In line with Labour’s manifesto promise during last month’s local elections, the package will offer extra financial help for those residents caught in the grip of the emergency by funding free school meals during the school holidays for families on low incomes, and direct payments to thousands of residents who are struggling to pay their bills.
Funding will be available to those who need it most in the borough at a time when many people in our communities are struggling with rising household bills by offering:
A targeted £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate for those on Council Tax Support not living in Band A-D properties
£100 Additional support for low-income pensioner households
£50 Additional support for low-income households (non-pensioners)
£20 per child per week additional support for households with children, during the school holidays
Myatt’s Fields councillors Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby said:
“Many of our residents are already struggling to pay for basic needs like food and fuel; we can’t and won’t stand by and allow this crisis to let rip across the borough while the Tories in Westminster stumble from one scandal to the next.
“This package of support will help the people in our communities who are suffering the most. It is part of our commitment as Lambeth Labour to do everything we can to shield everyone, particularly our most vulnerable, from the worst effects of this crisis.
“At the elections last month we made a manifesto commitment to take whatever action we can to help our residents at this difficult time. Now it’s time for us to deliver on that promise.”