09/03/18: The DCT Open Programme is currently closed and will open again in December 2018
05/04/17: Funding database for the DCT Area - click on 'Resources' below

Open Programme Recipients

'The Big 30' project by Heart n Soul, funded through the Open Programme in 2017
'The Big 30' project by Heart n Soul, funded through the Open Programme in 2017

In 2017 the DCT awarded ten grants under the new Open Programme. Grant sizes ranged from £4,968 to £29,940 for projects of up to one year which benefit the residents of the DCT area.


170 Community Project

To deliver 4 days of face-to-face welfare advice to a total of 700 clients across at least 2 venues, in partnership with Evelyn 190 Centre.


BelEve UK

To fund an Outreach Worker to free up the Director and Finance Director’s time to focus on the strategic development of the organisation.


Bench Outreach

For a joint project with Deptford Reach to integrate homeless support services.


Evelyn Parents Forum   

To support delivery of 12 activity days over 6 weeks of summer holidays, for low-income residents of Evelyn ward.


Heart n Soul      

To host a series of live events and an art installation involving 175 people with learning disabilities in Deptford to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Heart n Soul.


Inspiring Your Imagination      

To run five weeks of video and filming workshops with young people and local organisations in Deptford, leading to an AQA qualification in film-making for 40 young people.


Lewisham Speaking UP 

To pilot the ‘Speak Up and Wellbeing’ peer support group for 12-15 people with a learning disability living in the DCT area.


Lewisham Vietnamese Women & Families Association (VINAWOA)              

For a core grant to employ a part-time Coordinator.


School-Home Support  

To develop parent volunteer schemes at Lucas Vale and Grinling Gibbons Primary Schools.


Young Futures  

To provide therapy to young care leavers who are living in independent flats within the DCT area.