Farley Big Local Projects
Covid-19 Support for Farley Hill Residents
The Farley Big Local Partnership have set up some support for residents in Farley Hill, who need support during the Coronavirus outbreak. Small grants for families needing financial support are also available. Maximum £200.
Download the Application For Support During Covid-19
Download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Community Summer Festival
The Community Summer Festival had a fantastic 1,400+ attendees, a mix of residents and friends of Farley. The Festival was opened by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Meryl Dolling and Luton Mayor, Tahir Malik, who both had a really good time. We had 12 Partnership members present on the day who actively helped with the running of the event.
We recognise that there are already a lot of excellent groups doing great things in our community and we would like to support and develop them where we can. We also recognise that to build local capacity and strong communities we need to build on the assets already within the community.
Community Chest grants of up to £1,000 will be available for local groups that want to deliver short term or one-off activities which contribute towards the Farley Big Local objective of Bringing the Community Together.
Prince William Awards Programme
The Prince William Award Programme (PWA) was match funded by Farley Big Local and Skill Force for Farley Junior School and Whipperley infant Academy. A total of 60 local children beneﬁted from this Programme. The PWA developed good character and resilience in the young children. It started in September 2018 and finished July 2019.
Green & Open Spaces
The Green & Open Spaces sub group (local residents) have worked on some fantastic ideas for Legacy projects all around Farley Hill. The LBC have been great in finding some locations around Farley hill for the residents to delivery these projects on. There are a total of 5 projects for Green & Open spaces in Farley Hill.
FBL Funded Stockwood Park Academy
108 Year 7 Pupil Premium Students to be given the opportunity to take part in a Residential Course. FBL funded the school project with a grant of £8,000. This amount was match funded by the school with the pupil premium funding. The school is working towards taking the young people on an Educational Course to Kingswood in 2020.
Tea Parties for the Seniors
FBL hosted a 5* Tea Party with Entertainment for the residents of Bethune Close, Felmersham Court, Jill Jenkins Court and the Community Centre Lunch Club in Farley Hill. Everyone had a fantastic time, the residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would like to see more activities and events on the estate.