Cold harbour Community First it has supported projects in effrablog area in the past three years

Last calls for awards to the local community via CommunityFirst deadline October 13th


Coldharbour Community First has for two years given out grants to community projects in Coldharbour Ward, as part of the Community First programme. There is a final round of funding before this initiative closes in March 2015.

Amounts groups may apply for are between £250-£2500.  In the 2013/14 funding round we received 16 applications of which 10 received funding. The average award was £848.80. Projects ranged from jewellery workshops to bike repair, a one-act play festival to computer coding. Further details are here:

For the final round we have a total allocation of £12,500.

Projects must be completed by the end of February 2015 and monitoring forms submitted to the Community Development Foundation by the 31st March 2015.

Details of how to apply are here:

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th October at 17.00 (5pm) 2014.  We aim to notify applicants of the panel’s recommendations within 4 weeks of the deadline.

If you have any questions in the mean time, please contact Sue Bell: 020 7095 1929 / 07714 115 335 /



The Coldharbour Community First panel which allocates grants includes @mattMparr and @cllrheywood

Other interesting local news for those with Back Pain

Having had a period off work last year, I know how debilitating it is and how recovery needs  multiple support mechanisms.

The basic help I received from  JOYYOGA (having been a student at her studio in Mervan Road for a few years prior to my injury) was to  exercise gently and keep mobile. I recommend Yoga for back Pain the multimedia toolkit for anyone in pain, she has just launched worldwide.

“Shine a Light”

Wendy Dimler, a local community minded person and childminder is running the ‘Shine Night Walk ‘   Rosie,her daughter, and Wendy hope to raise  money towards cancer research via Cancer Research uK uk

On Saturday the 27th of September Wendy will be walking a marathon to raise money for cancer research.

“I am taking part with my daughter Rosie in memory of my mum who lost her battle to cancer just before Rosie was born.

Rosie is walking to help raise money to cure this dreadful disease so other children get the chance to meet their nan.

We will walk through London starting at 9.00 pm at Surrey Quays and finish at Billingsgate market at some stage on Sunday morning hopefully minus blisters.

Please support us so other families don’t have to go through this.”