Community Awards

The LEAP Community Awards scheme is intended to support the delivery of parent and community-led groups/activities through bids for financial donations, in partnership with Groundwork London.

What is the criteria for applying?

Funded groups/activities must:

  • Be for families living in the LEAP wards with a child aged 0-3.
  • Be led by a group of LEAP parents or members of the wider LEAP community.
  • Contribute to improving the diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, or communication and language of young children.
  • Include plans for sustainability beyond the funding period.
  • Be free for all participants. Awards will be made at either £500, £1,000, or £2,000. In total, £15,000 will be available for each LEAP ward p.a. (£60,000 p.a. across the LEAP area).

How to apply

There are two stages to the application process.

  1. Applicants should complete a simple LEAP Community Awards application form. Before they are submitted, forms should be taken to local Early Years Forums for wider input and advice. 
  2. Forms will be assessed by the LEAP Community Fund Panel, comprised of parents, LEAP core team staff, the delivery partner, local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, and local children’s centres.

More information

Please visit the Groundworks website for full application details.