Why not hold the occasional micro-granting event to help highlight and fund local projects in your community? A collaboration, a meal together, a platform for connection, a safe space, community helping fund its own people and a forum.
Participatory Budgeting - 1
Expanding the imagination about democracy could help to focus resources on the projects that are most meaningful to local communities.
The Diocese of London has produced a set of guides for churches to use to engage their congregations and communities or apply to trusts and foundations for support.
Online - Partnering with local authorities
Faith Action. While many faith-based organisations have strong links with their local councils, it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin the conversation. Good engagement with councils can lead to a greater awareness of local faith-based assets and also result in funding opportunities, consultation and greater involvement.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need for local authorities to work alongside faith groups that have provided vital support and help for vulnerable communities – we would love to hear your experiences of this, good or bad.
Come along to share your experiences and find how best to approach your local authority and build lasting relationships.