The Building Futures Fund (BCF) is a brand new
grant stream that started in 2016 as a result of extensive consultation with
the wider community and the Building Bridges Task Group. It was set up to
support up to three organisations in its first application year (subsequent
years’ funding availability will depend on the number selected in the pilot
year). Groups were invited to apply for up to £5,000 per year for two to three years
(maximum £10,000-£15,000 total award) to deliver initiatives in north Southwark
(SE1, SE16 or SE17).
Alongside funding, selected applicant groups will
each be matched with carefully selected businesses to support them to
reach strategic aims. This may take place via quarterly meetings and collaborative projects
throughout the funding terms.
The aim of this fund is to support local organisations to achieve new levels of
strategic growth and innovation; deliver more comprehensive and intuitive
services/activities for their communities; and broker sustainable cross-sector
The applications for this fund may re-open in 2019.