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.
Residents can pledge their support here.
Local councillors Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop are backing the project, and are encouraging residents to do the same.