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Lewisham Council is offering grants of up to £10,000 for faith and voluntary organisations as part of a scheme to benefit the community.

The Small and Faith Fund 2013-14 will enable “one-off projects that find solutions to community issues as well as supporting people in need”.

Grants of £3,000 or £10,000 for partnership projects are available, with programmes that respect the themes of “building community networks” and “communities that care” prioritised.

During the launch of the Faith Fund on October 8, Mayor of Lewisham Steve Bullock said: “Lewisham’s voluntary groups and faith organisations play an extremely important role in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

As government cuts deepen, I believe it’s important that we continue to support this vital work wherever possible. Again this year, I have allocated £100k which I hope will help those who want to help others help themselves.”

The grants will fund projects that seek to increase involvement in the community as well as creating support for individuals facing challenges such as social isolation and mental health problems.

The deadline for application will be at noon November 11.

More details on The Small and Faith Fund and applications here.

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