North meets South Big Local

 

Our Vision for our Community and our area of Marks Gate & North Chadwell Heath:

“An area that is liked and looked after, with healthy, welcoming community groups with a positive ‘can do’ attitude”

 

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Current projects

This is about working with the community and others to improve the outdoor environment and facilities available in our area so that more people can benefit from them and use them for a variety of social, health related and other activities. Transforming Tantony Green with new play, gym, and relaxation facilities was our first step, based on what you - our community - wanted. 

This is about bringing people in the community together to share experiences, enjoy activities and learn new skills. NMS seeks to leave behind healthy activity groups which recognise difference, social change and give opportunities to everyone to contribute and receive. There will be an investment in providing the support, motivation and training needed to preserve project continuity and inspire new ideas.

 

This is about supporting individuals to maximise their potential, from skill building to financial resilience, through access to information and services, training, employment and enterprise opportunities. NMS hopes a major legacy will be an increase in the “can do” mentality of the community: a growth in taking responsibility for change rather than sitting back and letting others provide.

Our Vision for our Community and our area of Marks Gate and North Chadwell Heath:

 “An area that is liked and looked after, with healthy, welcoming community groups with a positive ‘can do’ attitude”

This is about enabling our community to have a voice and access to information, so they can continue to identify and refine their needs and take action to meet them. We also offer support with governance and funding advice to groups in our area. It remains a priority to improve opportunities for individuals and lift the morale of the community. We will work with activity leaders to ensure these continue once the programme finishes. 

Dragon's Den is about people in our community and not-for-profit groups that have something positive to offer being funded to run local projects. Our Small Dragon's Den grant of up to £500 for individuals or up to £1,000 for groups runs all year round. Our Large Dragon's Den grant for organisations is currently closed, but look out for publicity. Read on for how to apply for a Small Dragon's Den grant, and to find out our about some of the projects previously funded through North Meets South's Dragon's Den grants.