Lancaster West Community Fund

Lancaster West Community Fund

Through the refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate, our partner organisations have committed to invest in the estate they are working on. Karakusevic Carson Architects, the design team for The Walkways, have set up The Lancaster West Community Fund, which is a fund of £50,000 aimed at investing in; community spaces, public areas as well as local community projects that support local residents’
Beyond the Box is working with the Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team and Karakusevic Carson Architects to discover how residents of Lancaster West Estate would like to see the new fund used to benefit residents. 
For support with the application process and identifying sources of match funding, please contact Neil Onions, the founder and CEO of Beyond the Box  via email

Lancaster West Community Fund Engagement Findings and Proposed Themes

Lancaster West Community Fund Engagement Findings and Proposed Themes

The Lancaster West Community Fund will open for applications on Thursday 1 July 2021. 
Throughout April and May 2021 we engaged with our residents to generate ideas about how the fund could be invested ahead of the launch. 

To date we have held:
  • an ideas identification session with the Lancaster West Residents’ Association 
  • two online webinars 
  • a pop up session in the Lancaster West Estate Tea Garden 

You can download the following documents to find out more below:

Engagement Fund Findings which includes a summary of the fund and the key themes that we have co-designed through the consultation process.

Full List of Ideas Shared which includes all of the individual ideas that were shared throughout each of the engagement events.

We still welcome feedback on the themes or any new ideas or feedback on the Lancaster West Community Fund throughout June. So if you would like to share your thoughts then please contact Neil from our partners Beyond the Box via email by 20th June

Lancaster West Community Fund Decision Making Process

The Lancaster West Community Fund will open for applications on Thursday 1 July 2021, and will close at midnight on Sunday 01 August 2021. In August 2021, applications will be reviewed and assessed by a Decision Making Panel against the agreed themes and priorities identified during the engagement phase. 
The Decision Making Panel is comprised of two members from :
  • Lancaster West Residents Associated 
  • Lancaster West  Neighbourhood Team  
  • Karakusevic Carson Architect 
 All decisions will be clearly documented, with all applicants notified of the outcome by 12 August 2021. Successful applicants will then be invited to a launch workshop on 18 August 2021

Lancaster West Community Fund Project Timeline