Local groups supported as part of Mayor’s Community Weekend

Barnet groups receiving funding for activities include Whetstone Stray Allotments

Junkoronation - an installation made from rubbish, created by  Stanley Arts, one of the organisations funded as part of the Mayor's Community Weekend on June 23rd to June 25th 2023
Junkoronation by Stanley Arts, one of the organisations funded as part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend – (Credit – The National Lottery Community Fund)

Community groups in Barnet have been awarded over £7,000 of funding to host events this weekend as part of a collaboration between the Mayor of London and a major funder. 

The Mayor’s Community Weekend, which takes place from June 23rd to June 25th, is a partnership between the Mayor and The National Lottery Community Fund, which is the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

There will be over 200 funded events taking place across London, with those happening in Barnet including Open Day on the Community Plot at Whestone Stray Allotments, which received almost £1,000 of funding.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is truly the most diverse city in the world and this is something we celebrate.“I’m delighted to support The National Lottery Community Fund in enabling so many worthwhile projects to bring together communities across the capital for our first ever Mayor’s Community Weekend. 

He added: “This initiative is a fantastic example of how we are building a fairer, safer, more equitable London for all.”

Helen Bushell, Head of Regional Funding for London at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we are reaching all corners of London with this exciting weekend of events which are designed, led by and open to local people. 

She added: “The groups we have awarded funding to – and the large number of excellent applications we received – are testament to the creativity and commitment of London’s diverse communities.”

To find out more about the Mayor’s Community Weekend and the events taking place, you can visit the Mayor of London’s interactive map

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