Two community organisations in Harrow have received thousands of pounds in funding from a new City Hall scheme.
The organisations, Harrow Women’s Centre and Every Person is Capable, will benefit from the Civil Society Roots Scheme, which is a partnership between the Mayor and the City Bridge Trust. Harrow has been identified as a key borough where this funding and accompanying system of support will have the most impact.
The project will address “inequalities in the communities that need it the most”. Local London Assembly Member Krupesh Hirani said the financial boost means the “fantastic” organisations can reach even more people and “continue their good work”.
Harrow Women’s Centre received a grant of £5,000 and Every Person is Capable will get £3,435 to go towards funding vital programmes in the community. Harrow Women’s Centre has provided advice and information to women for over 30 years, supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and those experiencing loneliness and isolation.
Everyone Person is Capable put on workshops and events that boost skills and provide new opportunities, particularly for young people. Both organisations applied for the funding last April.
Local London Assembly Member Krupesh Hirani AM said: “It’s great to see two fantastic Harrow organisations receive this funding. Both groups play such a vital role in the community. These grants will help them continue their good work.
“The scheme will help disadvantaged communities facing a wide range of difficulties across education, employment, housing, the environment, criminal justice, culture and health.
“In Harrow, with support from City Hall projects like this one, we are tackling these issues head-on.
“I would encourage other local community organisations to keep an eye out for any further funding opportunities, so we can keep supporting those who need it the most.”