02 May 2023
Central District Alliance has announced the ten charities, organisations and projects set to benefit from its second annual Social & Community Fund.
The CDA’s Social & Community Fund awards grants of £3,000 to grass-roots organisations and initiatives that are making a direct impact on the BID’s areas and the people who live and work in them. The funding is an opportunity for the CDA to work with these local groups to make the district a better place to live, work and visit.
The funds granted to each recipient will ensure that the local groups can continue to provide much-needed support and activities for local communities.
The selected organisations are committed to tackling issues from support for refugees and families to the social and economic development of young people across the district.
Commenting on the organisations that have benefited from the CDA’s second round of the Social & Community Fund, Debbie Akehurst, CEO of CDA, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that the CDA can support these ten incredible charities and organisations that are working to make our district a safer, happier and more inclusive place. The work that they are delivering in our area varies from tackling loneliness in our district’s under-privileged communities to helping young and the vulnerable access employment. The work of these groups is key to ensuring the future success of the district.
“Over the next 12 months, we look forward to continuing to support these organisations as we watch them deliver important projects for Camden and Islington.”
Matt Powell, is CEO of Breaking Barriers, one of the charities supported by the fund, said:
'We are inspired by and share CDA's commitment to the local London community and know that together we are going to make a difference in the lives of so many people in our city.'
The ten charities, organisations and projects that received grants for 2023 are:
The Fund is part of the CDA’s wider programme of delivering social value through ESG initiatives. In the last 12 months alone, CDA has supported initiatives including charitable donations to Camden Giving and Islington Giving, as well as connecting businesses with local residents to fill job vacancies.