Bromley Community Voices, a campaigning and advocacy project was funded by Trust for London for 2 years: 2016-2018.
The grant paid for a part time development officer and some associated activity costs. The project focused on 3 policy areas: Housing, Homelessness and Changes to the Welfare Benefit System and delivered a series of information sharing seminars, advocacy events, training workshops and network meetings – reaching 696 people and 83 voluntary sector organisations.
Bromley Community Voices operated as a platform to support a more active approach to campaigning and advocacy by strengthening communication between voluntary sector organisations and the local authority and developed the Bromley Tenant & Landlord Toolkit as a part of its advocacy work with the local Housing sector.
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Community Voices is based at Community Links Bromley.
Community Links Bromley is the community sector infrastructure body for the London Borough of Bromley, providing support by:
- promoting targeted learning;
- developing good practice guides;
- circulating information via a weekly e-bulletin (1100 recipients)
- and working on community engagement programmes in local areas, promoting and supporting needs-led thematic work.
Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation, which aims to tackle poverty and inequality in London – they do this by: funding voluntary and charity groups – each year we make grants totalling around £7.5 million and at any one time they are supporting up to 400 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists.