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There's always plenty going on at St Saviour's. Peruse our latest news to find out what's happening at our almshouse, and learn how our charitable grants are making a positive difference around Southwark.

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Posted 22/07/2014

Large Grants Programme 2015/16

St Saviour’s today invites Large Grant 2015/16 Expressions of Interest (EOI) for creative and inclusive activities and projects that unite the community in North Southwark and Bermondsey and inspire people in need to help themselves. Constituted community groups can apply for between £5,001 and £100,000 and the total sum available for large grants in 2015/16 is […]

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Posted 16/06/2014

Planning a community festive event in North Southwark? Apply for a small grant

United St Saviour’s Charity welcomes applications from constituted community groups in North Southwark and Bermondsey for inclusive community festive events of up to £1,000. The next application deadline for our 2014/15 small grants programme is at noon on Friday 29th August 2014 and funds will be allocated in mid September with applicants notified shortly thereafter. Application forms […]

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Posted 14/06/2014

Queen’s Birthday Honour for former Chair of 400 year old almshouse charity

Philip Sturrock, former Chair of one of Southwark’s oldest almshouse charities, has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Philip joined the board of United St Saviour’s Charity in 2008 and became its Chair of Trustees the following year. Under his uniting leadership, the Charity acquired Hopton’s Gardens almshouse, which provides sheltered accommodation for […]

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Posted 13/05/2014

Thomas Cure service Monday 19th May – all welcome

We invite all members of the local community to Evensong at Southwark Cathedral at 5.30pm on Monday 19th May 2014. The annual service will honour Thomas Cure, the principal benefactor of United St Saviour’s Charity. Thomas Cure, who was  master of the saddle horses to Elizabeth 1, died on 24 May 1588 and is buried […]

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Posted 26/03/2014

Ted Bowman dies

Ted Bowman, former Warden of the Great Account of the United St Saviour’s Charity, has died. He was aged 87 and lived in Union Street. He devoted much of his life to the service of local organisations like St Saviour’s, the Borough Market and Coin Street.  

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Posted 25/03/2014

Small grants programme – next deadline – Friday 30th May

The next application deadline for our 2014/15 small grants programme is at noon on Friday 30th May 2014. We are looking for inclusive, innovative and inspirational community projects that improve the lives of people in North Southwark and Bermondsey. Application forms and guidance are available on this website. Please note that community groups may make only one […]

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Posted 14/03/2014

St Saviour’s elects a new chair, vice chair and trustee

Richard Heaton elected chair. Richard Heaton has been elected chair of the United St Saviour’s Charity. A trustee of the charity for two years, Richard has lived in north Southwark for a decade and is a senior civil servant. Paying tribute to his predecessor, Philip Sturrock, Mr. Heaton said: “Under Philip’s leadership St Saviour’s has […]

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Posted 25/02/2014

Medieval Flagon on display in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market

A rare 14th century jug found in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market during the recent railway viaduct excavations is now on display in the Young’s managed pub. “We are delighted that the flagon is on display in the Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street where it was found. It’s apt that customers will be able […]

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Posted 31/01/2014

Hopton’s Almshouse featured on BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge

Hopton’s Almshouse, Hopton Street, SE1, was the setting for BBC2′s Great Interior Design Challenge on the evening of Monday 27th January. The hour long programme involved a competition to design the best interior at three of the almshouses as well as exploring the history of the 260 year old sheltered housing property for Southwark pensioners. […]

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Posted 24/01/2014

Housing Heroes Award for United St Saviour’s

United St Saviour’s Charity has received a ‘Housing Heroes’ Award for its management of Hopton’s Almshouse. The Charity won ‘Good Landlord’ at Southwark Council’s inaugural ceremony on 23rd January, after an essential restoration of the historic Grade II listed Almshouse which houses Southwark pensioners. Since acquiring the Almshouse in late 2011, St Saviour’s has invested […]

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