Community Champions initiative receives £720,000 funding

Residents who are most at risk from COVID-19 will receive additional help to protect themselves, their families and communities thanks to £720,000 funding towards our Community Champions initiative.

One of seven London boroughs to receive this funding following a successful bid to the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, over a six-month period we will use these funds to:

  • tackle the double disadvantage of catching and sharing the virus and being digitally excluded by developing solutions to receive, understand and share key COVID-19 messages. This will include ways to improve access to and affordability of smart devices and high-speed Internet connection.
  • enable residents in high-risk communities to have a direct say in how local money is spent to help reduce the impact of COVID-19.
  • increase the number of Community Champions from 264 and Neighbourhood Champions from 80 to 1,000-plus.
  • expand our deep engagement work in communities to increase the number of neighbourhoods involved (from three to six) and identify additional communities to work with.

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