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Do you have a great idea for a social action project? Do you need some help getting it off the ground? The NNLS Seed Fund Initiative may be for you…

A seed fund of £5,000 will be allocated annually.

    • Large awards - £1,000
    • Small awards - £50 - £200

The idea is that NNLS will help ‘birth’ and incubate new projects. So, if you have an idea which you think could have a meaningful impact, apply for the NNLS Seed Fund!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, please get in touch with any questions or to discuss your idea!

Examples of projects funded to date…

T"Olam@NNLS supported...

Fair Chanukah Fayre
More than 250 people attended the first ever ethical Chanukah Fair learning about ethical trading initiatives in Africa and practical tips for “up-cycling” unwanted items, and browsing all manner of fair-trade Channukah gifts.

Unichord
Unichord, an all-girl interfaith vocal group, brings together 12 talented young singers, between the ages of 13 and 18. They worked with musicians from the acclaimed Berakah Project, and have developed a repertoire of popular music. So far they have performed at NNLS, for Marie Curie Hospice at their annual memorial service and at JW3, and are always looking for new performance opportunities.

T”O@NNLS provided funds for... 

Manor House Hive
This year, for the first time, the two bee hives on the Manor House site should produce enough honey to sell to NNLS members. T”O@NNLS has provided funds for a range of equipment to make the hive sustainable, and to ensure that community members are able to visit the hive and learn about beekeeping and biodiversity.

GrowUp
GrowUp is an urban fish farm, which is used to teach people about sustainable food and agriculture. Funding provided by T”O@NNLS was used to develop an educational resource specifically for schoolchildren.
 

Accumul8
This is a self-help project for the long-term unemployed and homeless. NNLS members provided fruit from their gardens, which was made into chutneys by Accummul8 participants. They then sold these chutneys to pay for their own training opportunities. NNLS has also hosted an exhibition of photos taken by unemployed and homeless Accumul8 participants.


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