United Saviours Charity

Who they support

United St Saviour’s Charity normally operates two open grants programmes – the Large Grants Programme and the Small Grants Programme. Both of these programmes focus on following themes: - Strong, resilient communities: that communities in Southwark are inclusive, strong and supportive of each other. - Positive ageing: older people in Southwark are experiencing a great quality of life. - Levelling the playing field: that all residents have the same life opportunities and chances.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £810,951
  • The average age of charities supported has been 19 years.

Grant criteria

United St Saviour’s is a charity that supports the people and communities of Southwark. Through our grant-making programmes, we help communities tackle social need by investing in exciting projects that offer both proven and innovative ways of solving problems. We also provide exceptional housing for older people in our almshouses, creating strong and supportive communities in beautiful surroundings.

Grant details

Large Grants Programme The Large Grants Programme normally opens for applications twice a year. We have just launched our second round of the Large Grants programme for 2022 and are accepting Expressions of Interest. The closing date is 11th May 2022. Shortlisted applications will go on to submit full applications, for grants that will go live in the autumn. Please note that we now award both unrestricted and project/service grants but unrestricted grants will generally only be awarded to organisations we have funded before. Get in touch with Sarah Thurman (Sthurman@ustsc.org.uk) for more information. Small Grants Programme The Small Grants Programme also now opens twice a year and the first round for 2022 is now open, with a closing date of 30th May – for grants starting in the summer. We can fund grants of up to £5,000 in the small grants programme but because of the huge demand on our funds at the moment, we are recommending that organisations apply for no more than £3,000.




United St. Saviour's Charity
16 Crucifix Lane

Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1103731
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Analysis of Grants Made
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In this period 76 donations have been made totalling £1,405,182 to 63 organisations

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Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers ?
By ValueBy Number
The National Lottery Community Fund 69% 60%
City Bridge Trust 62% 46%
London Borough of Southwark 55% 46%
Garfield Weston Foundation 53% 33%
The Henry Smith Charity 41% 22%
BBC Children in Need 37% 21%
Co-operative Group 24% 14%
Greater London Authority 24% 17%
Mercers' Charitable Foundation 24% 11%
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity 23% 21%
Sole supporter: 25% by number, 14% by value.
Individual Grants Made
When Amount Annual
Grantee To be used for
18/06/2020 £80,000 £2,404,059 SCHOOL-HOME SUPPORT SERVICE (UK) The project will provide holistic practical and emotional support to children and families from Southwark’s Brandon Estate, targeting children for whom our partner schools have the highest level of concern - typically those with the highest levels of school absence, Absence from school is directly related to a child’s educational achievement, impacting their future life opportunities. But it’s not just their future that is at risk; children not in school are not safe. Children who are persistently absent are more likely to be bullied, excluded or engaging in risky behaviours such as using alcohol or drugs, engaging in sex or in gang activity, or carrying knives. They are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system or to become NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). Last year in London, 83% of young people arrested for knife possession were those who were persistently absent from school Children who are persistently absent from school are typically experiencing severe disadvantage at home, with parents often incapacitated through multiple and complex issues such as poverty, debt, housing issues, substance misuse, mental ill health, family breakdown or domestic violence. The project will place a specialist practitioner on the Brandon Estate partnering with one or more primary schools. He/she will provide individually tailored holistic practical and emotional support to enable families facing multiple and complex issues to take control of their situations. Our practitioners support families to develop confidence and capability. Whatever issues families are facing, School-Home Support practitioners work to ensure that children are able to attend school and achieve their potential. By tackling the root causes of school absence School-Home Support aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty to bring lasting change to disadvantaged families on the Brandon Estate, levelling the playing field and building strong, resilient families.
11/06/2020 £20,000 £931,129 COMMUNITY SOUTHWARK The funding is to develop an online VCS support system composed of three linked digital platforms: 1. online interface that triages volunteers 2. database of VCS organisations which will support the matching of vulnerable individuals with available services 3. public interactive map of covid-19 support in Southwark
04/06/2020 £3,500 ASTBURY ROAD AREA RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (ARARA) The funding is to - fund several initiatives to boost morale in lieu of our cancelled summer street party and community gardening workshop; - replace lost revenue from fundraising events; - provide food and transport to residents in need; - ensure all our volunteers are adequately equipped with PPE.
28/05/2020 £10,000 £13,676 DADS HOUSE The funding is for providing food to vulnerable families in crisis during the Pandemic. Recipients who have fallen through the net & not receiving other funding. For many this is the first time they have had to rely on a foodbank for food, emotional support, and a place to turn to.
28/05/2020 £21,500 £1,036,061 SALMON YOUTH CENTRE IN BERMONDSEY Adapting our services to offer more support to local struggling families who have been hard-hit by the pandemic, and offering academic support to children and young people who ordinarily struggle in school and who are now chronically behind academically because they have not received any homeschooling during lockdown. One to one wellbeing support to children and young people who are in crisis.
28/05/2020 £7,179 £445,035 LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK MIND Our main purpose is to promote, preserve and safeguard good mental health and to assist in the relief and recovery of people in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing mental health problems or conditions of mental or emotional distress that require treatment, advice or support. We do this through the provision of free, innovative, long-term psychotherapy services.
28/05/2020 £12,478 £1,745,499 CITIZENS ADVICE SOUTHWARK This funding will be used to help us increase our capacity to provide advice on welfare benefits and employment, and to switch more of our services to digital channels by redeploying (and bringing back into delivery) volunteers to work from home at a time of increased demand.
22/05/2020 £10,000 BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY KITCHEN The funding is so that Bermondsey Community Kitchen can prepare and cook several hundred meals weekly in our large commercial kitchen free of charge for people who are vulnerable, isolating, shielding or suffering financially.
21/05/2020 £5,700 £37,000 FLASHY WINGS MINISTRY We intend to supply essential items to the most vulnerable women we support in our organisation - refugee women, senior citizens, women with mental health challenges, unemployed single mothers.
21/05/2020 £9,970 £68,460 ELIMHOUSE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SOUTHWARK The funding is for delivering a meals on wheels service for 50 elderly people in of this help and support. The project will run for 3 days per week. In additional to this the Centre also deliver food and other daily necessities given to us by a local supermarket; run a food bank.
21/05/2020 £5,726 £659,488 ALL SAINTS PECKHAM CHURCH The funding is for the redeployment of two staff members, coordinating the new way we are delivering services to our network of over 80 at-risk households. This is through a team of some 40 volunteers who are giving practical help, regular phone calls and delivering meals. We are working with partners such as Foodcycle, Pelican plus estate and Pecan to complement their work.
15/05/2020 £4,820 LEATHERMARKET JMB The funding is to provide support to at-risk-residents; residents who were finding life difficult before Covid-19 and residents whose income has decline significantly. We are doing this by distributing food, providing telephone support, making hardship payments, providing advice and sign-posting to specialist agencies. We need funding to make use of the donations offered to us.
04/05/2020 £6,425 NHG CANADA WATER RTA NHGCWRTA is working as a collective through Silwood Community Support, this is comprised of the local Community Hubs, and residents and tenants associations in and around Silwood Estate SE16/ SE8. We are requesting funding to provide a minimum of 1500 families over the next 12 weeks with support around: Food, basic utility bills, advice and well-being, drop-off and collection of urgent supplies.
01/05/2020 £2,500 £16,749 SOUTHWARK TIGERS RUGBY CLUB This funding is to help the club survive through this difficult period and cover the short-fall in membership, fundraising and sponsorship which enables the club to provide a free and excellent service to the local community.
01/05/2020 £9,500 YOUNG FUTURES CIC The funding is for young care leavers (age 16-21) living in Young Futures (YF) residential unit or semi-independent flats in the community (many with babies or toddlers). We support young people who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect and exploitation. They already have fragile mental health and this crisis is exacerbating their difficulties.
30/04/2020 £41,700 £691,420 PEMBROKE HOUSE The funding is for a new distribution hub, which is providing regular food packages to those in need in north Southwark. Currently operating for three days a week and delivering to c. 400 households, the distribution hub will expand to a six-day-a-week operation, reaching 1,500 households a week.
29/04/2020 £12,000 £36,234 CENTRAL SOUTHWARK COMMUNITY HUB Funding will enable us to adapt our provision to meet the unprecidented demand for food, from local people who because of C-19 are unable to collect food from our food bank. We will mobilise more volunteers, re-structure our team build our capacity to reach those most in urgent need.
29/04/2020 £3,000 £37,000 FLASHY WINGS MINISTRY The funding is to provide food and basics to 120 vulnerable women in Southwark.
28/04/2020 £27,917 £581,848 TIME AND TALENTS ASSOCIATION - Redeployment of two key employees to emergency food distribution hub, volunteer management and front-line mental wellbeing support. - Set up costs for food distribution hub, emergency essential hygiene items for vulnerable households, especially nappies, sanitary products, for local families. - Operational costs of moving to remote delivery including telephone, IT, postal.
28/04/2020 £6,520 LONDON SENIOR SOCIAL The funding is for delivery of hot meals to 200 vulnerable older people in Southwark for 12 weeks.
27/04/2020 £14,300 £87,996 SOMALI INTEGRATION & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (SIDA) A ‘Crisis Response’ programme to change the ways in which we work, introducing a range of outreach and on-line services / activities to both maintain our existing programmes and to develop new activities for the relief and development of disadvantaged and excluded Somali communities during and after the crisis.
27/04/2020 £4,634 £14,069 UK-IODDA The funding is to provide food, shopping and basics to 147 vulnerable self-isolating people in and around Bermondsey
23/04/2020 £9,916 £369,186 INDOAMERICAN REFUGEE & MIGRANT ORGANISATION (IRMO) The funding is for transforming IRMO’s frontline advice and advocacy services to new, impactful platforms of support for building the independence of London’s Latin American community in the face of the unprecedented challenges created by Covid-19. We expect long term benefit for our working agility and partnerships as a result.
23/04/2020 £29,080 £189,070 SOUTHWARK DAY CENTRE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS The funding is for delivering an emergency relief service to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Southwark who are in great need during the crisis. We will provide food, clothing, toiletries, nappies, phone and travel cards and more.
23/04/2020 £27,316 £1,208,951 BEDE HOUSE ASSOCIATION The funding is to upgrade our server and provide two laptops so that we can sustain and develop remote working now all the staff who are not furloughed are working from home. Our existing server does not have the capacity or resilience to handle all the number of people who now need to use it remotely.
23/04/2020 £4,564 £36,234 CENTRAL SOUTHWARK COMMUNITY HUB We are requesting for funding as a response to the current Covid - 19 crisis . We need shelving to accommodate the increased food items . We are also in need of smart phones for the volunteers who deliver food parcels to vulnerable clients who are self isolating. We are in need of food items to meet the increased need.
23/04/2020 £8,702 COPLESTON CENTRE Building skills of Copleston Mutual Aid volunteers (inc DBS checks, online safeguarding training) Piloting Real Meals on Wheels in partnership with Level Six https://levelsixstudios.co.uk/food Offering healthy groceries shopping service Improving access to online resources Continuing contact - phonecalls, emails, social media, classes and online resources Integrating into future programming
22/04/2020 £26,440 £287,865 HOME-START SOUTHWARK The funding is for changing how we are delivering our services from a one delivered in the home and via groups to one where we still are able to support families emotional and practical needs but via a digital platform. It is also to enable volunteers and beneficiaries to access this.
22/04/2020 £10,689 £2,135,008 AGE UK LEWISHAM & SOUTHWARK The funding is for equipment to enable staff to work from home using our existing phone lines and to have access to our server, as well as to supporting us in other ways to help reduce social isolation without meeting older people face to face.
22/04/2020 £4,508 FRIENDS OF GIPSY HILL The funding is for supporting Christ Church Gipsy Hill in preparing food in their kitchen to feed Lambeth and Southwark vulnerable residents. Plus we are available to help the Crystal Palace Covid 19 group and with funding we can co-ordinate our joint volunteer teams more effectively to help when people approach the groups from across the local area.
21/04/2020 £5,250 £525,885 LINK AGE SOUTHWARK The funding is for a shopping and prescription pick up service that we have developed for service users. We have matched volunteer shoppers with service users who shop on a weekly basis for those unable to leave their homes.
21/04/2020 £10,000 £290,959 ST GEORGE THE MARTYR CHURCH The funding is for the delivery of weekly, fresh, nutritious food supplies to vulnerable and financially struggling households in North Southwark, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. This consists of fruit, vegetable, dairy, protein and pre-cooked meals sufficient for the household for a week.
21/04/2020 £17,500 £502,793 INSPIRE AT ST PETER'S Our "2InSpire" beneficiaries are young people aged 8-18 living in Walworth and surrounding areas including Faraday, Newington and North Walworth wards in addition to the Aylesbury Estate. Many of these young people are ‘at risk’ because of previous involvement in crime, anti-social behaviour, carrying weapons, social exclusion and school exclusion. Because we know these young people well, we know how challenging their lives can be and understand that behind their ‘bad’ behaviours are young people who have low aspirations, poor confidence and self-belief. They often lack role models and trusted adults in their lives, leading to a chaotic environment with disruptive home lives. They are often vulnerable to exploitation by local gangs and other criminal influencers who they seek to recruit. The majority of the young people attending our activities are teenagers from BME and other non-indigenous backgrounds. Typically, we see more males than females which we are taking steps to address. Because of our charity’s location close to the Aylesbury Estate, many of our youth group members live there often over the long term, but also those who have moved home as part of the large scale regeneration. The large scale regeneration of this area has been disruptive, leaving many in temporary accommodation. Often, these families have no idea how long they will be staying there. This situation frequently leaves them in an unstable environment where they can feel displaced or marginalise, constantly struggling to find a stable place within their community. There are currently no other youth group programmes (as we deliver) for these local teenagers that are free and accessible, particularly to those young people most in need. Particularly during the school holidays and half term weeks, these young people believe that there is nothing to do and nowhere to go, so they become vulnerable to disruptive influences that can lead them into negative or criminal behaviours. Elements such as "County Lines" drug dealers, gang culture and other criminal activities can easily fill this void unless there are regular stable opportunities such as our "2InSpire" activities which provide positive role models, self-belief and encouragement. The term-time sessions we already arrange are varied and scheduled on a regular basis: Mondays: FAM (Film, Arts,Media) Club - @ Inspire : boys and girls mainly teenagers Tuesdays: Newington Youth Club - @ TRA Hall : age 8+ (younger) boys and girls Wednesdays : Creative Club - @ Inspire : mainly teenage girls Fridays: 2Inspire Youth Club - @ Inspire : boys and girls, mainly teenagers Saturdays: Football activities followed by Youth Club @ Giraffe Club Our impact for the youth group activities and opportunities provided are measured through key outcomes: - creating stable friendships - feeling confident - learning new skills - feeling safe out and about - demonstrating sharing and caring - showing responsible behaviour - being fit and healthy - being punctual and reliable We will measure outputs through records which will determine numbers attending, their regularity, home location, age, ethnicity, type of activity (e.g. youth club or football).
21/04/2020 £10,000 EAST DULWICH ESTATE TRA The funding is to enable us to continue to distribute food support to those currently self isolating and shielding during the current COVID-19 crisis, and to meet the increasing demand for food we are experiencing from people visiting Albrighton Community Centre, where need has far outstripped the volumes donated to the Community Fridge.
21/04/2020 £10,000 WALWORTH SOCIETY The funding is to allow the society to keep on functioning under lockdown and self-isolation. We need urgently to develop both what we provide and how we provide it. This greatly increases current administrative and delivery tasks, and requires rapid training of volunteers and members to ensure all can participate.
20/04/2020 £18,339 £1,108,771 SOUTHWARK LAW CENTRE The funding for 1 year would enable us to increase capacity in our housing and welfare rights casework teams in order to meet the increased demands that there will be for advice and representation for private and social housing tenants with rent arrears, at court and tribunals.
20/04/2020 £5,000 £215,306 ROBES PROJECT The funding is to provide food, laundry support and phone top-ups to 10 guests who have been placed in temporary accommodation. These guests continue to need material support from Robes during the spring and summer months until the outbreak ends, which is not our usual model of support.
14/04/2020 £44,886 £732,353 BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT ‘It gives my life purpose and meaning, I now have somewhere to go and feel less isolated and lonely.’ Our offer includes: Craft sessions Music and singing sessions Day trips out Special events e.g. afternoon teas, carol singing, Mardi Gras Knitting and crochet group Strength and balance exercise classes (tutor trained by the Falls Prevention Clinic) Forget-Me-Not group for those with the early stages of dementia Information events (nutrition, keeping warm and well) Yoga classes Coffee mornings Church service Massage Pedicure Manicure Reflexology Hairdresser Reading group Men’s group Open Mike evenings Indian dance sessions Access to free clinic hosted here, provided by the University College of Osteopathy Regular information and advice sessions by volunteer solicitors e.g. avoiding scams, making a will Two annual holidays Three hot two-course lunches each week. Our Positive Ageing (PA) project is a lifeline for many of our members. They have no family nearby, many have medical conditions, visual impairment or the early stages on dementia. For all of them isolation is a huge risk factor. Each year we support over 500 older people. This number is rising. Shaped directly by the needs of the members, the PA service works in three priority areas: Combatting isolation: a diverse range of activities which draw members in and promote social mixing, building friendships and community, build members skills and sense of achievement, and allow them opportunities to make a contribution and give back to their community. Health & Wellbeing: a range of activities aimed at improving the physical, mental and emotional health of members. Information & Advocacy: the team provide an ongoing, highly responsive information service, answering members’ enquiries directly, or forwarding them on to specialist sources of support. Examples of the most common enquiries are for blue badges, problems with housing, accessing dial-a-ride etc. ‘It's brilliant, she's a godsend. It's changed my life a lot. I look forward to seeing her.’ – of a befriender. Befriending: matches trained volunteers with local older people who are unable to go and who are at very high risk of isolation. Weekly visits provide support tailored for the individual: it might be about company and conversation, for some it will be about getting out and doing something they enjoy with the support of the befriender. Many befrienders find themselves providing information or carrying out small practical tasks which the older person is not able to undertake, or flagging up issues of safety which the PA team respond to. A recent example was an infestation needing to be referred to pest control. We also provide telephone befriending and also have hospital befrienders who visit weekly. This funding will build the sustainability of the PA service enabling us to apply for additional funds to develop the service we offer, in particular the Befriending service. Blackfriars Settlement (BFS) is part of the COPSINS consortium currently through to the negotiation stage of the tender process for the Southwark Older People’s Hub. Should we be successful we expect a significant increase in demand across our services.
14/04/2020 £80,000 £422,251 SOUTH LONDON CARES A continued partnership with United St Saviour's will help South London Cares to reduce older people's isolation and loneliness, and sense of being left behind, that the layered factors of globalisation, gentrification, urban transience and digitisation engender across the borough. We will do this by targeting our proven model to those most at risk of isolation, including through: > Delivering at least 70 Social Clubs a year (140 in Southwark in total) in United St Saviour’s patch. Six monthly clubs will include film clubs, quiz nights, gallery and museum trips, dance workshops, yoga classes, “back to work” business visits and our much-loved “Desert Island Discs” nights. • 350 older neighbours and 270 younger Londoners will benefit every year from attending these clubs over 1,600 and 800 times respectively, with neighbours enjoying over 166 hours of fun, laughter and conversation directly from United St Saviour’s investment. > For our oldest neighbours, many of whom are housebound, our Love Your Neighbour programme supports weekly at-home visits that foster special long-term friendships. Individuals living in close proximity benefit from an anchor of shared time and shared stories to look forward to. With a £40 budget friends can celebrate special occasions, share dinner together, or rent a film. Many who are mobile enough to venture outside will enjoy a pub lunch, a football match, a gallery visit or cinema trip. • 14 matches are currently supported by United St Saviour’s and a continued partnership will ensure that 15 matches in total are supported in north Southwark annually. Neighbours will spend between one and two hours enjoying a cuppa and a chat every week, with over 300 visits and 550 hours shared each year. > These social activities are underpinned by our proactive Outreach. Last winter alone, through a combination of community events and door-knocking, we spoke to 1,649 neighbours across Southwark and Lambeth. Importantly, we worked with over 172 local community partners to support cross-referrals and signposting. In each of the two years of the partnership, we will deepen these relationships, to gain a greater understanding of need, to enable effective cross referrals, to avoid duplication and to share learning. • 20 meetings a year will strengthen ties with partners in north Southwark and enable over 100 signposting and referral opportunities to support individuals with practical tasks, home maintenance issues, health, housing, financial and legal needs. Additionally, 20 community outreach events at local GP clinics, chemists, supermarkets, and sheltered housing units will compliment door-knocking so we can speak to 500 older neighbours most at risk of isolation and extend a warm invitation to our activities. Research has shown that our model’s combination of community-based group activity, individual relationship-building and proactive outreach can have the biggest impact on reducing loneliness, particularly for those most at risk. And our most recent external evaluation reported that older and younger neighbours participating are shown to feel, improved understanding across the generations and a greater sense of belonging to their community as a result of taking part.
09/04/2020 £5,000 £41,988 WALWORTH GOLDEN OLDIES COMMUNITY CARE PROJECT We are applying for funding to help us meet costs of providing our users with at least 1 home delivered warm Caribbean flavoured meal weekly and to meet costs of delivering our Telephone Befriending Service to older people isolated during the epidemic.
09/04/2020 £5,000 £4,921,587 PACT (PARENTS AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER), CITIZENS UK The funding is to improve digital access to 50 of our most vulnerable families who are telling us they are struggling to access critical on-line support services and information due to a lack of internet and in some cases laptops/ipads, unable to access and support learning for their children or buy essential items on-line. They are consequently experiencing increased amount of stress and anxiety.
09/04/2020 £3,600 £107,784 THE CORNERSTONE CHURCH GROUP The funding is to provide food, medicine and essential items and care for vulnerable senior citizens with no next of kin, currently in need and in self isolation due to covid-19. The beneficiaries are based at two sheltered housing accommodations in the London borough of Southwark.
09/04/2020 £1,000 £490,702 THE MANNA SOCIETY The funding is to provide for the IT costs required to set up a housing & welfare advice helpline for homeless people and those in need.
09/04/2020 £4,886 £68,460 ELIMHOUSE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SOUTHWARK We are seeking funding to provide outreach support to elderly people. One of our main service is cooked ethnic lunch every day. The grant we are seeking is the provide luncheon 3 days per week for the 30 elderly people who now cannot attend the Day Centre. The lunch will be delivered to them by volunteers
09/04/2020 £5,000 BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY KITCHEN The funding is for produce and ingredients so that Bermondsey Community Kitchen can prepare and cook several hundred meals weekly in our large commercial kitchen free of charge for people who are vulnerable and isolating.
08/04/2020 £3,918 £18,599 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION We are seeking fund to help people facing hardship (Hard to reach) in this current virus disease to enable them to survive. Our target audience includes single parents, children and young pe older people and those living in poverty who cannot afford extra costs to their living condition at this present time. We will also help confined homeless people who need basic necessities to cope with life.
08/04/2020 £1,490 £732,353 BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT Our Positive Ageing service which has switched all support activities to remote working but has no functioning laptops and is struggling to keep providing support to the nearly 300 older people. We have tried all sources (our various corporate contacts, Better Bankside etc) to borrow laptops, but so for without success. This is severely hampering our ability to continue providing support.
07/04/2020 £4,692 £125,511 CELESTIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST AMAZING GRACE PARISH To provide food necessities for vulnerable people in our geographical area (Peckham, Nunhead and Old Kent Road area). We aim to support 30 family a week.
07/04/2020 £5,000 £287,865 HOME-START SOUTHWARK The funding is to provide supermarket vouchers for vulnerable families to reduce family stress and ensure children and families can afford to buy essential provisions we have assessed this at £25 per week for the next 4 weeks based on likely duration of lockdown.
07/04/2020 £5,000 £158,045 BURGESS SPORTS The funding is to provide for vulnerable families in Southwark who are struggling with feeding themselves during this pandemic. We deliver 200 meals a week and we are aiming to get up to 500 meals. All meals freshly cooked in our kitchen with healthy fresh ingredients.
27/02/2020 £60,000 £600,626 LONDON BUBBLE This theatre making project creates opportunities for year 6 pupils to explore serious youth violence, safety in their community and barriers to feeling safe. It is designed and delivered in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police, Southwark Youth Justice Service and staff from individual schools. It is delivered in two parts: Part 1-An interactive play and workshop for all year 6 and their parents/carers including input from Metropolitan Police officers. Part 2-A series of eight workshops for eight year 6 pupils most at risk of serious youth violence/gang involvement culminating in a performance to school staff, parents/carers and invited guests.
10/01/2020 £3,400 £41,988 GOLDEN OLDIES COMMUNITY CARE PROJECT Golden Advantage – Costs of a co-ordinator to run weekly social activities for BAME older people over 1 year.
10/01/2020 £3,200 £315,758 ENTELECHY ARTS Creative project for older people living with dementia at Tower Bridge Care Home, themed around memories of the Elephant & Castle Trocadero cinema (1930 – 1963).
10/01/2020 £2,500 X COLLECTIVE Xprss mentoring project with secondary school students to support them into opportunities in the creative industries.
10/01/2020 £4,990 £178,761 SIBLINGS TOGETHER Monthly Activity Days over a period of 1 year for siblings that have been separated by the care system.
10/01/2020 £5,000 £1,027,444 BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST The Great Get Together Bankside 2020 – a large free festival and street party on Redcross Way and Union Street which brings together thousands of people and showcases all that is good about Bankside’s community.
10/01/2020 £4,988 £40,281 LATIN ELEPHANT Consolidation of Latin Elephant’s work to support migrant business traders as the Elephant & Castle shopping centre undergoes redevelopment.
10/01/2020 £3,726 PARENTSKILLS2GOCIC 12 week sewing skills project in Rotherhithe for parents from low income backgrounds.
06/11/2019 £40,000 £1,745,499 CITIZENS ADVICE SOUTHWARK The grant will consolidate and develop strong and sustainable voluntary sector partnerships so vulnerable local residents experiencing problems with Universal Credit can be better helped and supported. Comprising three local voluntary sector agencies, Citizens Advice Southwark (as lead partner), Community Southwark and Southwark Law Centre, the project will ensure that voluntary and community agencies are better supported and better able to effectively refer local residents for advice, and that frontline advisers are able to provide a high quality of advice on Universal Credit and related issues, thereby building capacity in the voluntary and community sector to mitigate the impact of Universal Credit.
21/10/2019 £2,500 ST HELENA & OLDFIELD TENANTS AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION Contribution towards the costs of IT workshops and social activities for older people from the St Helena & Oldfield Estate in Rotherhithe.
11/10/2019 £3,844 £27,854 VALUEYOU One off costs to establish in a reward scheme, including a discount card, for Southwark’s volunteers.
11/10/2019 £5,000 £581,848 TIME & TALENTS Partnership project between Time & Talents and Open Book project to provide a series of local exhibitions in Rotherhithe and in Bermondsey around the stories and social history of past and current residents.
11/10/2019 £5,000 £18,723 IICHILD Running costs of the Mothers & Toddlers group for three 13 week terms at the Pelier Hall, Newington ward.
11/10/2019 £3,300 LOOK AHEAD CARE AND SUPPORT Social activities for women at the Manor Place hostel with high complex needs surrounding homelessness,mental health, addictions and domestic abuse.
11/10/2019 £4,305 £240,032 CAMBERWELL AFTER SCHOOL PROJECT Core costs of CASP’s operation to support and provide services to low income families and children from the Brandon Estate and surrounding area.
16/09/2019 £25,000 £465,843 OPENING DOORS LONDON Continuation of Opening Doors London’s grant to provide 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.
16/09/2019 £15,000 £7,173,065 THE YOUNG VIC 8196 Humans will work with Southwark Travellers Action Group (STAG) across four travelling communities in Southwark on devising and performing a piece of theatre which celebrates their identity and place in modern day London. Participants will attend workshops over four months culminating in a performance at the Young Vic and a Bronze Arts Award (the equivalent of a GCSE in Art). Photography credit: Rehearsal photos by Marc Brenner.
12/08/2019 £100,000 CHANGE PLEASE CIC Launch of a new Training Academy and Centre of Excellence in Lendlease’s Elephant Park development in Elephant and Castle which works to increase the life chances and opportunities of people experiencing homelessness and multiple disadvantages. Change Please is expanding its award-winning model; providing a London Living Wage job, training, support with mental wellbeing, housing and helping people to open bank accounts
29/07/2019 £8,000 £170,675 SOUTHSIDE YOUNG LEADERS' ACADEMY Core grant to an organisation playing an important role in reducing serious youth violence in Southwark.
18/07/2019 £90,000 £1,036,061 SALMON YOUTH CENTRE IN BERMONDSEY This 2 year grant will enable the Salmon Centre team to provide intensive support to young people facing the highest levels of disadvantage, risk and need. Sports, arts and other activities will help to boost health and wellbeing and academic achievement. Alongside this, Salmon will provide mentoring, training and employment opportunities, and mediation between families and young people when relationships break down.
12/07/2019 £70,000 £525,885 LINK AGE SOUTHWARK Also a 2 year grant, this will support Link Age to connect older people to local communities through activities and befriending. Staff will assess older people at home and match them to a personalised package of support delivered by fully vetted and trained volunteers. The intervention is designed to prevent loneliness and social isolation, and foster a stronger local community where older people feel respected, supported and a part of the life going on around them.
12/07/2019 £28,612 £177,369 SILVERFIT CHARITY This continuation, one year grant, will sustain Silverfit’s dynamic and popular programe of sports and social activities for older people.  Weekly fitness and social sessions of Nordic Walking, Pilates, Yoga and Cheerleading will be held in Burgess Park, Docklands and Castle Leisure Centre for free or at low-cost. Delivered by a combination of staff and enthusiastic volunteers, the programme improves the health and wellbeing of older people and builds connections and friendships.
11/07/2019 £80,000 £1,290,067 POWER2 This grant will support the charity, Power2, to improve aspirations, confidence, attainment and wellbeing for 64 disadvantaged young people and reduce risk of exclusion over 2 years. Phase 1, Teens and Toddlers, involves the teenagers (selected by schools) mentoring children in a nursery/primary school setting whilst completing a qualification in Interpersonal Skills. The Young Leaders follow-on concentrates on increasing employability and improving life skills.
11/07/2019 £90,672 £287,865 HOME-START SOUTHWARK This 3 year core grant will enable Home Start to deliver targeted early intervention for marginalised children and families through a peer support network. Staff and volunteers work with parents to make changes that improve their lives and help prevent adverse childhood experiences.  With the support of a volunteer, families develop the skills to access services, counter isolation, build confidence and develop strong bonds with their children
11/07/2019 £25,000 £1,108,771 SOUTHWARK LAW CENTRE This one year grant will continue the important work being carried out by the Law Centre, in partnership with the Southwark Planning Network, to enable local people and groups to influence the planning process.  It will build the capacity and knowledge and of local groups, and empower residents from more economically and socially disadvantaged communities to have a voice on planning and regeneration issues.
11/07/2019 £35,000 SURREY DOCKS FARM This capital grant will enable the Farm to complete its Tower and Riverfront Development. This ambitious and exciting development will restore and upgrade the Farm’s Tower, River Room and surrounding landscape to create an engaging and accessible new facility for the whole community – and many other local groups – to use and enjoy.
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Cumulative Grants
Amount Grantee
£80,000 POWER2
£10,000 DADS HOUSE
£5,000 IICHILD
£4,634 UK-IODDA
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