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Community Chest Grant Fund

*** THIS PAGE RELATES TO OUR SPRING 2013 GRANT ROUND - PLEASE SEE SEPARATE PAGE FOR AUTUMN 2013 GRANT ROUND ***

Funding is available for projects in Streatham that will help to:

•   improve the quality of life for local people

•   encourage growth of new community groups or revitalize existing groups

•   contribute in a meaningful way towards the regeneration of Streatham.

Projects must be Streatham based and Streatham focused. 

Welfare Reform - information sessions

The Government have announced major changes to benefits as part of the overall welfare reform programme.  This includes changes to the council tax benefits administered by Lambeth Council, who have recently announced how their revised scheme will work.

Streatham Action and our sister forum Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum are jointly commissioning a number of events to inform local residents of the impact of the changes and how affected households can plan for the changes.

Active Streatham update

Summer Harvesting Workshop for Families. at the Streatham Food Festival last weekend, Sunday 18 August. The produce of the morning workshop was used by the head chef at The Manor Arms later in the day at the demonstration tent at Streatham Green.
There will be further workshops funded by Streatham Action and organised by the Community Garden over the next few months. Keep a look out for details. 

Food growing and harvesting is one of the main projects within the Active Streatham programme funded by The Mayor’s Outer London Fund.

Community chest funding allocated

The latest round of our ‘community chest’ small grants funding has now been allocated. From a very competitive round of applications, the following local organisations were successful.

Streatham Theatre Company to hold events and workshops on theatre and stagecraft including first production performances.

Benhurst Court Residents Association to establish a garden for residents to grow their own for food and to hold a series of associated learning activities with an emphasis on getting young people from the estate involved.

Streatham Safer Neighbourhood Teams

The Metropolitan Police have a Safer Neighbourhoods team covering each of the four Lambeth Council wards in Streatham.
Each team hosts regular, normally monthly, public meetings as well as a range of local drop in surgeries, street briefings, crime prevention stalls and bike marking events.
Links to the four team home pages on the Metropolitan Police website:

Streatham Hill (between the South Circular and Streatham Hill station)

St Leonards (west side of High Road – Streatham Hill to Greyhound Lane plus Stanthorpe/Gleneldon triangle)

Welfare Reform – information sessions

The Government have announced major changes to benefits as part of the overall welfare reform programme. Find out more at these information sessions. The Government have announced major changes to benefits as part of the overall welfare reform programme. Find out more at these information sessions. The Government have announced major changes to benefits as part of the overall welfare reform programme. Find out more at these information sessions. The Government have announced major changes to benefits as part of the overall welfare reform programme.

Old Dairy Cows Go Wild in Streatham!

Have you spotted any old dairy cows grazing in Streatham? Bellway Homes has let three lifesize acrylic cows out to graze at local organisations in Streatham as part of their “Design a Cow Hide cowpetition”, highlighting development works on the Valley Road Old Dairy Crest site, which will provide a collection of contemporary two bedroom apartments and four bedroom houses.

Speak out again to keep Streatham united

After deliberating for nearly a year, the Boundary Commission has now produced new proposals for how Streatham should be represented in parliament. 

Last year saw local residents, community organisations, a former Streatham MP and councillors from both parties representing Streatham wards come together to oppose plans to split Streatham between three parliamentary constituencies.

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