Find out about Civic Pride Fund grants awarded in Ham and Petersham.
Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group (EMAG)
(Charity registration number: 1053007)
|The grant will assist with the cost of funding a project targeting young people from a BME background who attend Grey Court School. The project will be based at Ham Youth Centre and run one evening a week during the school term. It aims to give young people an opportunity to take part in the youth service and increase their confidence in accessing other services available at the youth club. The project meets priorities 2 and 6 of the Civic Pride Fund.|
|Ham United Group||£1,563||December
|The grant will transform an area of outdoor space into an attractive garden. The proposed site is next to Ham Library, directly across Ham Street from the Grade II listed Tollemache Alms Houses, and sits in a conservation area. The new garden will be planted with seasonal foliage and flowers; and will have a log pile for an insect shelter and hibernation as well as bird boxes. The project meets priority 1 of the Civic Pride Fund as it will improve a public space and being a conservation area it will also promote the Borough’s history and heritage.|
|Ham Close Residents Association||£4,500||April 2013||The grant was used to restore the community garden dedicated to the late Cally Simpson. The garden was landscaped by young people.|
|Ham & Petersham Cricket Club||£4,978||June 2015||
The Ham and Petersham Cricket Club will running a community cricket event to mark the Club’s 200th anniversary and takes place on Ham Common.
The project’s beneficiaries will include members of the cricket club, children at the participating schools and the local community of Ham and Petersham.
|Ham & Petersham Cricket Club||£5,000||February
|The grant was for a heavy cricket roller to maintain the safety of the cricket surface on Ham Common. This purchase ensured that cricket could continue to be played and enjoyed by local residents.|
|Ham United Group||£985||March
|The grant enabled the group to purchase a fruit press for preparing juice from local orchards, and in preparation of the annual Apple Fest.|
|LEAH (Learn English at Home)||£4,064||June 2015||LEAH will be running a pilot community group in Ham. The project will bring together ethnic minority adults and local residents with fluent English to learn English, take physical exercise and take part in craft-making activities.|
|Meadlands Primary School||£5,000||June 2015||Meadlands Primary School, in Ham, will build a treehouse in their wildlife area. It will be used as a quiet space for reflection, for children with emotional and learning difficulties. The project will also encourage outdoor learning and the School will be exploring ways which will enable the wider community to access the area.|
|The grant to the National Trust, Ham House and Gardens contributed towards an exhibition of contemporary art installations in the historical setting of Ham House|
|The Friends of Ham Village Green||£5,000||December
|The Friends of Ham Village Green received a grant to assist with the creation and installation of an ornamental mosaic on the side wall of the Ham Street Shops. The project meets priority one of the Civic Pride Fund as it is centred on improving a public outdoor space. The designing of the mosaic will be a collaborative community effort.|
Updated: 25 January 2017