The Wembley Park Community Fund
The Wembley Park Community Fund is a three-year programme to award grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to local people, with a total pot worth up to £150,000. The Fund is an exciting new venture led by Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park, in partnership with their key contractors Wates, McLaren, John Sisk & Son and McAleer & Rushe, and aims to make a real difference to local residents in Wembley Park and the surrounding area by encouraging community engagement and participation through funding a variety of community-led activities.
The first recipients of the grants were:
SAAFI (Somali Advice and Forum of Information) was established to support and raise the profiles of families and
communities whose first language is not English, and help them integrate positively
into the local community.
Work Rights Centre is a charitable incorporated organisation established to combat in-work poverty by helping EU nationals to exit precarious work and cycle of in-work deprivation.
Musicus CIC was formed to provide high quality music making and performance
opportunities to create a sense of community and togetherness.
Sufra aims to support the needs of destitute people in Brent, as well as long-term
skills development, employment, health and wellbeing. They often help people from a crisis situation through to social and financial inclusion.
Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd (YES) aims to turn disadvantaged young people away from criminal activity, unemployment and social exclusion, and helping them to play an active role in their area.
Sexual Health on Call (SHOC) has a current focus on improving the self-esteem, mental health and wellbeing of young people in Brent and Harrow, and previously
the emphasis was on sexual health.
Ashford Place is a community hub based in Cricklewood which supports the local community and vulnerable people experiencing problems such as homelessness, substance misuse, unemployment and poor mental health.