This session reflects on the experience of supporting organisations with the programme in the first wave of the Community Spaces at Risk Fund – balancing emergency responses with longer-term recovery planning.
Launched in late 2020, the Community Spaces at Risk Fund is the GLA’s £750,000 fund to protect grassroots cultural centres, social clubs, youth, education and other spaces that are locally rooted and critical for supporting vulnerable groups during the pandemic. Many of these community hubs deliver a range of activities to tackle isolation, support mental health and resilience and provide essential local services, but they are under financial pressure when they are needed most.
The programme was delivered through a partnership with the Mayor’s Culture at Risk Office and Locality, provides one-to-one specialist business and property advice, direct support and – when all other routes are exhausted – small and medium grants across two waves (up to £10,000 and up to £25,000 respectively) to help local community organisations protect at-risk spaces.
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Head of Services, Locality
Senior Policy Officer, Culture at Risk, Cultural Infrastructure and Public Realm Unit at Greater London Authority