On 1 February, a meeting was held in Belsize Community Library about the cost of living. The meeting brought together ward councillors, community organisations and local groups, schools, health partners, council services and individuals in Belsize to work towards:
- A shared understanding of the local cost of living crisis support available to people living in the Belsize wards of Camden – so that everyone can signpost people and help communicate local offers of support.
- A community-led approach to understanding the gaps in the local support offer and agreeing how to tackle them – including agreeing applications to the Council’s Cost of Living Crisis community response fund. The Council has established this fund to support people and communities through this winter, and Belsize ward has an allocation of £15,000.00. Examples of community action this fund could support include development of warm spaces or food projects, personal hygiene provision and warm clothes projects.
Applications for part of the £15,000.00 funding pot for Belsize were due by Friday 10 February. We hope to keep you posted on the allocation of funds.