The HS2 Camden Fund

The HS2 Camden Fund exists to support Camden communities during the construction of the high speed railway.

projects supported so far

 

What will the Camden fund support? 

The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 Ltd. on local people by achieving one or more of the following aims:

1. A Happier and Healthier Camden 

Projects that improve the physical and/or mental health and wellbeing and overall quality of life for communities. For example, projects that improve air quality, fitness/healthy lifestyles, mental health or greening.  

2. A Better Connected Camden 

Projects that facilitate new relationships/connections, improve social cohesion and overcome isolation. For example, social clubs, intergenerational activities, projects that celebrate diversity, community arts projects and opportunities for people to come together who don't usually do so. 

3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector  

Projects that improve resilience, enhance capacity or develop innovation within voluntary organisations and the community sector to support Aims 1 & 2 for years to come. For example, trialling new income streams, using tech to improve services, collaborative working, or increasing beneficiaries involvement in running your organisation. 

How to apply

Applications will be made directly to Camden Giving. We will make paper application forms available upon request.

We recommend you have a chat with one of our team before starting your application, you can do this by coming along to one of our events, by booking an appointment and/ or emailing helina@camdengiving.org.uk. We have a range of flexible support available to applicants who need it, including ESOL support, applications via video or interview, just get in touch.

We aim to inform applicants of the result of their application within 16 weeks. Applicants can submit applications at any point between midnight on the 15th May 2018 and midnight on the 14th May 2020.

For applications that are £60,000 or over, please book your site visit below.

 

Key Dates

The Camden Fund Panel will meet 4 times a year to award grants. You will need to submit your application by the cut-off dates to be considered for the next panel meeting. If you submit your application after the cut-off date, it will roll over to the next meeting.

2019-2020 Key Dates

Tranche

Application

Cut-Off Date

Internal Scoring

Project Visits

Panel Meeting

Notification of Outcome

Payment Due

5

24th June

25th June

26th, 27th & 28th June

9th July

15th July

November

6

October

October

October

October

October

January

7

January

January

January

January

February

May

8

May

May

May

May

May

August

Support for applications

Camden Giving will support community groups and the voluntary and community sector with making applications and provide support for those who don't speak English as a first language through drop-in sessions.

More information on these sessions can be found here. If you wish to join our mailing list to keep up to date with our events, email admin@camdengiving.org.uk or call us on 07717595605.

 

how are grants awarded?

Camden Giving will support the Camden Fund Panel to make decisions on the allocation of grants. The panel will meet 8 times between July 2018-July 2020 to allocate grants, their decisions are final. 

Ranya Lamani is the interim Chair for the panel, a Camden resident and an advocate for young people in the borough.

Ranya Lamani is the interim Chair for the panel, a Camden resident and an advocate for young people in the borough.

Loyas Miah has a strong connection to his local community and has been a resident of Camden for 28 years.

Loyas Miah has a strong connection to his local community and has been a resident of Camden for 28 years.

Hillary Bauer is a Camden resident with experience of grants, foundations and leadership roles within the voluntary sector. Hillary is the nominated representative for the Euston Community Representatives group (ECRG).

Hillary Bauer is a Camden resident with experience of grants, foundations and leadership roles within the voluntary sector. Hillary is the nominated representative for the Euston Community Representatives group (ECRG).

Cllr Danny Beales is the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities and is the nominated representative for Camden Council on the panel.

Cllr Danny Beales is the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities and is the nominated representative for Camden Council on the panel.

Greg Ward is the Community and Business Funds Programme Advisor for HS2 Ltd.

Greg Ward is the Community and Business Funds Programme Advisor for HS2 Ltd.

We are looking for one more Community Representative to help make decisions on grant applications.  Click  here  for further details about the role.

We are looking for one more Community Representative to help make decisions on grant applications.

Click here for further details about the role.

 

About HS2 Ltd.

HS2 Ltd. and it's contractors are working to expand and improve Euston station ahead of the arrival of new high speed services in 2026 and 2033. Nationally, the new rail link will connect London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds as well as providing faster services to the major cities of the Midlands and the North. Construction of the two phases of the project is expected to take around 17 years and be completed by 2033.

For more information visit Camden Council's website or the HS2 in Camden website.

 

HS2 COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FUNDS 

Two other funds are available to local communities to help with the disruption that will be caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2 between London and the West Midlands; the Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund.   

The administration of these funds is managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork. Camden business, residents and community organisations can apply to these funds now.