06.01.2020

The High Street Challenge: get funding for your project

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Southwark Council is inviting applications for the latest round of High Street Challenge funding.

The High Street Challenge: now open for applications until 14 February

High Street Challenge was started in 2014 to attract more people to Southwark’s high streets and town centres and to increase the amount that’s spent in the area.

The fund supports community projects that help local businesses (SMEs) to thrive and which make Southwark’s high streets more inclusive (particularly for low income and BAME communities).

The scheme has already funded more than 50 projects in Southwark and we’re encouraging individuals and community groups to apply for funding which could support the Old Kent Road neighbourhood.

Recent examples of successful projects include:

Camberwell Fair
A free music festival and market on Camberwell Green which included training events and mentoring for local traders.

Where Walworth Eats
A digital marketing project led by London College of Communication to support independent food outlets in Walworth.

Time & Talents Inclusive High Street Community Events
Community events held at Surrey Quays shopping centre focused on promoting good health and celebrating diversity and inclusivity.

The latest round of funding opens for applications today (6 January) and closes on 14 February.

Find out more on the Southwark Council website.

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