Southwark is a borough of contrasts, where the population as a whole is growing more affluent but large numbers are struggling to make ends meet. The rapid transformation and regeneration of the area is bringing with it both challenges and opportunities. The pace of change is contributing to high levels of anxiety for some, but many communities are well positioned to reap the benefits of the increased investment and development.
This year United St Saviour’s is investing £1,000,000 in north Southwark for projects and activities that improve lives and build community. Our programme of community investment is now focused on some important local priorities. For the next 3 years the programme will try to ensure that:
- All residents in north Southwark have the same life opportunities and chances
- Older people in north Southwark are living a full and positive life
- Communities within north Southwark are inclusive, strong and supportive
We deliver these aims through an open programme of large grants and small grants; and strategic grant-making, and by working on important local partnerships that have the potential to draw more investment into Southwark, and empower local residents and groups to transform their lives and neighbourhoods.
Please note that we only fund projects that benefit the people who live and work in our area of benefit – north Southwark