The UK government wants to encourage and support neighbourhoods who want to take a strategic approach by developing Community First Plans. The plans first of all identify the resources already available to the local community, and then state what improvements and very specific goals they want.
The local group organising this for the Chatham Ward in Hackney is the Well Street Traders and Residents Assn. (WESTRA). We invite bids of up to £1,500 for programmes that would be covered by our plans, and the final decision on allocation of moneys will be made by the Community Development Fund (CDF). Read the full story together with our priorities and application form here: