Wimbledon Foundation launches £100,000 Community Fund

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Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to charities and community organisations in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth thanks to the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund, a new initiative announced today by the Wimbledon Foundation, the charitable arm of the All England Club, in conjunction with The London Community Foundation. The aim of the Fund, which will be looking to distribute up to £100,000 in the coming year, is to benefit the community and provide support for local organisations to meet social needs in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth. Organisations will be able to apply for funding towards work that focuses on meeting local needs through addressing one or more of the following themes:

- Projects which improve mental and physical health and well-being – Projects which address education, training and employability needs – Projects which address poverty, disadvantage and isolation – Projects which encourage community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships (including inter-generational activities)

In addition, priority will be given to organisations supporting the following beneficiary groups: – BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) groups – Disability groups – Lone parent families – Older people – Unemployed, those claiming out of work benefits

There will be two funding rounds during the year with closing dates of 5 September 2014 and 20 March 2015. Visit http://www.londoncf.org.uk/giving/wimbledon-foundation-community-fund.aspx for more information and how to apply.

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