Submit an idea
We’re all about power for the people, which is why we want your ideas. It could be anything from a celebratory summer street party to clearing up a neglected area of green space to an after school kids club. The projects we fund are entirely up to Newington's residents.
If you're a Newington resident, business owner or are regularly in the area, we want to hear from you. Send us suggestions for potential projects both big and small and they will be discussed at our monthly committee meetings. For more information on the kinds of suggestions we fund and for examples of previous neighbourhood projects please see the information further below the page.
Simply fill out the 'submit an idea form' by clicking the button below. You can also drop by a committee meeting which takes place at Newington Community Centre every third Monday of the month, check the events page for more details.
We fund two types of projects
Schemes that benefit the wider community
For example a summer BBQ for residents, a parent and toddler group or cookery skills classes.
Schemes that provide personal development to residents
For example funding for a photography course to further a career or funding for a public speaking course.
Taking control of our money
In 2014, we opened the Newington Credit Union – a branch of Kent Savers operating out of our Green Roof Shelter. Our ambition is for the Credit Union to become a lender of choice, and to eventually eliminate door-step lending in the area.
Revitalising The Copse
Newington needed green space for the neighbourhood. In 2014, its residents came together to reclaim The Copse, a 1.2 acre area of woodland at the heart of the estate. Volunteer residents worked to clear the Copse and secure the space.
The Community Chef project
Through conversations with residents it became clear that many in Newington struggle to provide healthy food for their families, especially on limited budgets. The Community Chef project helps to improve health outcomes on the estate.