Lancaster West Community Fund

About the Lancaster West Community Fund

The Lancaster West Community Fund is now closed and no longer accepting applications. 

Through the refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate, our partner organisations have committed to invest in the estate they are working on. Karakusevic Carson (KCA), one of the design teams for the estate, have set up £50,000 The Lancaster West Community Fund in partnership with Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team (LWNT), and the Lancaster West Residents Association (LWRA). 

Beyond The Box has been working with LWNT, LWRA and KCA to explore how residents of Lancaster West Estate would like to see the new fund used to benefit residents. Throughout April and May 2021 we engaged with our residents to generate ideas about how the Lancaster West Community Fund should be invested. 

The Lancaster West Community Fund is to be used to run projects that primarily benefit the residents living on the Lancaster West Estate in at least one of the following priority areas:

1.      Green & Outdoor Spaces
2.      Sports & Fitness
3.      Connecting with our Community
4.      Skills & Training
5.      Engaging Young People

For more information on the Lancaster West Community Fund, please refer to the Key Documents section below. 

What is the Lancaster West Community Fund funding?

The Lancaster West Community Fund is to be used to run projects that primarily benefit the lives of residents living on the Lancaster West Estate.

By “project”, we mean an activity or collection of activities that have a clear and defined start and end date. Project activities funded through the Lancaster West Community Fund can run for up to one year and must start after September 2021 and be completed by September 2022. 
 
After several engagement events online and in person with residents on Lancaster West Estate discovering what the fund should be used for, five priorities emerged. We have used these priorities to form the funding criteria. 
 
Project must be designed to align to at least one of the five Lancaster West Community Fund Priority Areas:

1.         Green & Outdoor Spaces: Includes gardening, planting and landscape projects, seating and picnic areas 
2.         Sports & Fitness: Includes more accessible sports and fitness opportunities, outside gym & support for local sports clubs and teams
3.         Connecting with our Community: Includes a wide range of community activities, from arts and crafts to cooking, day trips and music programmes  
4.         Skills & Training: Includes digital skills training, start-up business support, job opportunities and skills building 
5.         Engaging Young People: Includes after school clubs, summer programmes, creative projects and activities for older teens. 

For more information on what the Lancaster West Community Fund is funding, refer to the Funding Guidelines below.

What is the Lancaster West Community Fund?

The Lancaster West Community Fund Decision Making Process

Applications received before 11:59pm on 1 August, 2021 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 the week of 9 August 2021
For more information on the Lancaster West Community Fund Decision Making Panel refer to the Terms of Reference below.

Lancaster West Community Fund Project Timeline