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Imagine Fund

We offered ten micro-grants supporting local people to develop ideas for the area which will help create a better future.

These ideas could have been creative, cultural or community-led. From community gardening, workspace and creative works to arts projects and local radio, the Imagine Fund welcomed all and any ideas.

Find out more about each project here alongside a series of short films.

The global coronavirus pandemic meant many of us felt our worlds shrink. Limited in where we could go resulted in us spending more time in and around our homes than ever. For some, perhaps those with disabilities or who are vulnerable, this was not new reality, but for others it was a stark change. For all of us, our lives feel more local than ever.

We wanted to support our community to create projects that benefited the area and the lives of the people in it.

We offered ten micro-grants supporting local people to develop new ideas – creative, cultural or community.

Open to all and any projects – plant projects, workspace, food events, creative workshops, arts projects, local radio – we received a variety of applications from people wanting to brighten up their community and collaborate with friends & neighbours.

Applications for the Imagine Fund are now closed. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about future opportunities.