United St Saviour’s Charity is pleased to announce five large grant awards in the second round of the 2017-18 Community Investment Programme:


Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Advising North Southwark (1 year from October 2017)

The grant is funding an Advisor to deliver the ‘Advising North Southwark’ information and advice service to improve older people’s incomes and well-being, and connect them to community activities. The service will be delivered in trusted venues like GP practices, cafés, libraries and community centres which older people feel more comfortable accessing than high street advice services.


London Bubble

Creative Volunteers Chart the Mayflower (2 years from January 2018)

2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower leaving the UK to take settlers to America.  In the run up to this event, the grant will create opportunities for local people to research, discuss and creatively develop workshops relating to the voyage.  Delivered in community settings, the workshops will animate the story in a way that is relevant, accessible and fun. It will build intergenerational connections and community ownership of the Mayflower anniversary. Importantly, it will stimulate debate and awareness around the themes of migration and religious tolerance.


Opening Doors London

Southwark Older LGBT Connect (2 years from October 2017)

The grant is funding the provision of a wide range of services to isolated older LGBT people living in north Southwark, in partnership with local providers and networks. The support will include social, health and wellbeing activities, befriending, signposting to care services, volunteering opportunities, health and information events and providing training to local service providers.


Ripe Enterprises

Parent College  (1 year from August 2017)

The grant is funding 2 skills tutors and an employment advisor to improve the literacy, numeracy, digital skills and employment prospects of 50 women carers, with children under 5 years old, from disadvantaged backgrounds. The ‘Parent College’ project will be delivered in collaboration with 4 local children’s centres: Kintore Way, South Bermondsey, Bishop’s House, and Victory where the carers can also access health, wellbeing and family support services.


Walworth Society

Walworth Community Gardening Network (2 years from September 2017)

The grant is funding a project co-ordinator to establish a permanent network of community gardening projects in Walworth’s housing estates, streets and community centres that provide mutual aid, support and sharing of best practice to local residents in gardening and food growing skills. The project will include on-site gardening training days at estates & centres, an annual gardening conference and annual Garden Show in Walworth.


For further information on the grant awards please contact the United St Saviour’s Charity grants team on 020 3 141 3431 / 2.

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