Community Voting Days 2018

A host of Northumberland Park and Broadwater Farm community projects have landed funding after winning votes from local residents.

At the two Community Voting Days, residents decided who would receive funding of up to £5,000 to deliver activities, events and services to directly benefit their community.

Each project had three minutes to convince residents that their scheme was worthy of backing, with each presentation rated 1-10 by the audience. The projects that received the highest total scores won the funding.

This pot of money comes from Haringey Council, funded by money from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (external link) Estate Regeneration Fund in 2017. Out of this the council created a Community Fund which aims to help improve the lives of Northumberland Park and Broadwater Farn residents.

Northumberland Park Community Voting Day

The Northumberland Park Community Voting Day on Saturday 9 June saw 27 groups present their ideas to a packed audience at Duke’s Aldridge Academy. The community voted to give nine projects a share of the £40,000 kitty.

Thank you to everyone who took part. For all the on-the-day action and pictures visit the dedicated Northumberland Park Community Voting Day web page.

Broadwater Farm Community Voting Day

The first ever Broadwater Farm Community Voting Day took place at Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Unit on Saturday 30 June. More than 100 people packed into the primary school’s hall to listen to ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentations from 29 projects. They were bidding for funding from a £75,000 pot.

For all the on-the-day action and pictures visit the dedicated Broadwater Farm Community Voting Day web page.

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