Hackney Council's Community Grants scheme is open for applications. Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects which contribute to the programme's priorities and equality objective. The second round of small grants are now open and will close at 12 noon 14 May for projects beginning on or after 1 September 2018. Find out more about the small grants programme here.
Residents from the Frampton Park Estate, E9, joined Council staff on 10 March to plant the first set of new trees as part of a green estate initiative.
This is part of the Frampton Park Greening project to plant a new tree for every building on the Estate. As there are 32 Buildings the aim is to eventually plant 32 Trees. Working with Hackney Grounds Maintenance and RP - 25 possible locations were identified and residents on the Estate were invited to help choose a tree or plant one of the first four trees. The remaining 7 locations will be decided at a later date.
The project also includes the planting of wildflower meadow on the turf areas of the Estate on Well Street, Chatham Place and Frampton Park Road - to bring flowers throughout the year.
Joe Lewis, the Frampton Park TRA Secretary said 'This project has been a year in the planning, so getting the 25 trees planted across the estate feels like a massive achievement for us as a group.'
The project is funded from the Mobile Mast Budget which is a budget administered by LBH Resident Participation Team to help develop community cohesion and facilitate improvements on the estate.
The Mental Health Voice committee (made up of residents of City and Hackney that have lived experience of mental illness) are going to be carrying out an evaluation over the next few months. The evaluation is going to look at ‘People’s experiences following discharge from hospital.’
They plan to collect local people’s views and experiences through user-led one to one interviews, focus groups and online surveys and will feedback findings along with recommendations to local service providers.
If people would like to share their experience of discharge or discuss the evaluation, they can contact Bonnie Studd at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07934298720.
There will also be an opportunity for people to share their experience through a survey online or a paper questionnaire.
To find out more about the Advocacy Project see www.advocacyproject.org.uk
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