Capacity Building: How to Create ‘People-Led’ Projects

Join Lisa Stepanovic and Moses Adeyemi, Capacity Building leads, for this interactive, hands-on community engagement workshop. It’s vitally important that we arm our local communities with the tools and expertise to help them develop their own socially conscious projects. The Foundation for Future London’s Capacity Building Programme, part of the Westfield East Bank Creative Future Fund, aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and offer networking and partnership opportunities. The programme is designed with an inclusive approach, representing participants’ feedback. The programme will champion inclusivity and wellbeing throughout.

About the session

In this session, you’ll learn how to include and engage your beneficiaries when designing and delivering your programmes and projects. We’ll take you through evidencing need and involving your beneficiaries in the planning and development of your activities. You’ll learn the importance of community engagement and consultation, and tips around how you can get your beneficiaries involved in shaping and steering your work. This is something that every funder expects to see in your organisations.

What else do you need to know?

When: Monday 25 April 2022, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Zoom (Link to be emailed to you prior to the event)

This event is free and open to individuals, organisations and businesses working and living across the local communities in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

Please register your place and we will send you details about how to participate closer to the time. Places will be made available on a first come, first served basis.


About your Host

The Foundation for Future London is pleased to be working with Lisa Stepanovic, who will be leading the Capacity Building Programme. Lisa is a working-class, award-winning social entrepreneur, experienced businesswoman, activist, and mentor who was born and raised in London’s East End. She is best known as the founder of Social Ark; Social Ark builds on Lisa’s many years of experience in running her own businesses and supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs on their journey, especially those from working-class backgrounds who often find themselves excluded from mainstream incubator and accelerator programmes.

Follow Lisa here: @Lisa_Stepanovic

About the Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

In 2020, Foundation for Future London, through funding from Westfield Stratford City, created the Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund – an ambitious five-year programme that aims to invest £10 million into the local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest. The Fund aims to support local organisations and individuals to create new jobs, learning, training, and educational programmes through the means of arts, culture, innovation, public realm and creative placemaking. The Fund aims to transform and catalyse the lives and careers of people across east London by putting funding, resources and support straight into local people’s hands.

Year 2 of the Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund has now opened. With the generous donation from Westfield Stratford City, Year 2 of the fund will continue to provide new jobs, learning, training and educational programmes through the means of arts, culture, innovation, public realm and creative placemaking

This year we are hosting, in partnership with Lisa Stepanovic, a series of capacity building events, starting with pre-application workshops, as part of a 12-month Capacity Building Programme.

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