Monday, 11 November 2013

First step in funding success!

Last week we heard we'd been successful in our first funding application! Nicky Dykes, Councillor for Bromley Town, has helped us over the past few months with an application to the Community Fund, which is designed to help community groups like BACI grow their groups and provide financial assistance for things like publicity, room hire and other administrative costs. We were awarded nearly £3,000 and we are now looking forward to advancing with our plans.

So much thanks again for the continued support we've been receiving for the project, we really are proud to be working towards something we think will have a really positive impact for the people of Bromley. The press release is below :)

Bromley Community Fund Awarded to the Royal Bell Campaign

Bromley Council has provided almost £3, 000 to the Bromley Arts and Community Initiative (BACI) who are campaigning to bring back to life the Grade II listed Royal Bell Hotel. This grant has been given as part of the Council’s community fund which aims to assist in the development and promotion of community initiatives within the Borough.

Bromley Town Councillor Cllr Nicky Dykes, who supported the application commented: 

“I was delighted to be able to support BACI with their submission to the Community Fund.  This award demonstrates the Council’s support for the hard work by BACI in making the prospect of a community hub at the Royal Bell a reality.  The campaign is really beginning to gain momentum and I look forward to supporting the initiative as it goes forward.”

Commenting on their successful bid Amanda Hone from BACI said:

"We are thrilled to have been successful in our application to the Community Fund. BACI have really appreciated the council's readiness to help wherever they can with our complex project over the past year and this financial assistance will help us grow our group, promote greater awareness of the project, enlist the help of professionals and cover much needed administrative running costs. We are very much looking forward to taking this exciting project onto its next stage"

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