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The Latin American Community Development Project 03 Apr 2016

The grant is employing a Spanish speaking project worker to support the Latin American community across two sites to improve their economic well-being and quality of life and enable them to fully participate in the wider community.  Financial literacy, debt and legal advice are included, and coaching techniques used to support and build capacity and resilience.

Amount: £63,463
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Advising Communities
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Community Green Champions 03 Apr 2016

The grant is funding a Community Development Worker to recruit, train and support 10 ‘Community Green Champions’ – local people from social housing estates who are passionate  about community gardening and food growing – to create or improve at least 6 green space sites in Bankside.

Amount: £41,628
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

East Walworth Community Leaders Programme 03 Apr 2016

Engaging and training local residents in the principles and practices of community organising. The aim is to develop and sustain their involvement in East Walworth’s community, one of the most deprived wards in London, encouraging local residents to take community-led action on local issues.

Amount: £90,657
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Pembroke House
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

English & Employment Academy 03 Apr 2016

The grant will employ an English language & ESOL tutor and an Employment & Skills Adviser to support local residents to improve their language and employability skills at Peabody’s Bricklayers Centre, Walworth Hall and Darwin Court.

Amount: £35,000
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Ripe Enterprises
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Get Farming! 03 Apr 2016

The grant will support the Youth Programmes Co-ordinator to continue to provide a programme of farming activities, placements, projects and clubs to 550 children and young people per year, reaching out and targeting children from low income. The Programme will increase their green awareness and contact with the natural world.

Amount: £56,000
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Surrey Docks Farm
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Silverfit Fun and Fitness Sessions 03 Apr 2016

The grant will extend Silverfit’s exercise and keep fit programme for older people to new venues across north Southwark.  It is supporting the provision of  additional exercise activities – including Nordic walking, walking basketball and yoga -at its existing venues Burgess Park, London South Bank University and Millwall.  But Silverfit is more than just exercise classes for over 65,  the sense of community and mutual support is reducing isolation and improving health and wellbeing.

Amount: £45,704
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Silverfit Charity
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Bede Learning Disabilities Service – the Inside Outside Project 10 Jun 2016

Staff funding to deliver Bede’s award-winning project which enables clients with learning disabilities to undertake challenging household tasks for local older people. This includes gardening, DIY, shopping and laundry. This builds skills and independence of people with learning disabilities while addressing social isolation and improving safety for older residents.

Amount: £52,708
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Bede House Association
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Young Furniture Makers Training Programme 25 Jul 2016

Providing young Southwark residents with furniture-making and employability skills. The project uses redundant timber retrieved from across the capital. Young people will progress onto employment or to study Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery training at the Building Crafts College in Stratford.

Amount: £33,375
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: London Reclaimed
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

T&T Open Doors: Refreshing T&T’s offer for a new Rotherhithe and Bermondsey 25 Jul 2016

Time and Talents is using its funding to extend its reach, engage and build a sense of community in this area of the borough experiencing massive demographic changes. The project is exploring new ways of engaging young professionals  and ‘conventional’ immigrant populations through activities that bring them together with the charity’s traditional users.

Amount: £83,942
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Time & Talents
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Southwark Cycling Without Age 25 Jul 2016

The grant is establishing Southwark’s first Cycling Without Age project, in Rotherhithe. Funding covers purchase and maintenance of 3 rickshaw cargo bikes.  20 volunteer bike drivers will be recruited and trained to take local older people on weekly journeys around the Rotherhithe Peninsula. The aim is to reduce social isolation and raise awareness of older people and their increasing invisibility in the inner city.

Amount: £30,519
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Cargobike Life
Region: London
District: Camden London Boro

Planning Voice 21 Mar 2017

The project will support and empower local people from disadvantaged communities in north Southwark to influence physical developments affecting their local environment.  It will enable residents to be effectively involved in planning decisions and ensure that they are supported with mitigation measures where affected negatively by developments.  A specialist caseworker will provide group training sessions on planning and licensing issues for local residents.  It will work on an outreach basis in the premises of partner agencies and local groups.  10 ‘expert’ volunteers, largely drawn from the local community, will support the work of the project and ensure skills transfer for the future. Pro-bono input will be secured from planning or legal experts living or working elsewhere in Southwark.

Amount: £33,000
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Southwark Law Centre
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

The Posh Club 21 Mar 2017

The Posh Club, run by the Vauxhall Tavern’s ‘Duckie’ team, is a daytime performance club for older people. The tongue-in-cheek  1940’s afternoon tea events feature live performances by drag artists, up-and-coming performers, and involve waiters in black tie, vintage crockery, and an in-house pianist. Participants are encouraged to dress up and not take themselves too seriously. Currently being delivered, with great success, in Hackney and Crawley, UStSC funding is bringing The Posh Club to Southwark.

Amount: £45,000
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Duckie
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Bump to Babe Project – Work Placement 21 Mar 2017

Child poverty is high in north Southwark and this project seeks to reduce its negative impact among higher risk households.  Good early years development is essential for successful life progression. ‘Bump to Babe’ trains local volunteers who build relationships with, and provide support to, new parents who are particularly high risk, helping them negotiate the significant challenges they experience in the first months of having a baby. It particularly helps to ensure a good bond essential for healthy development and emotional health.  UStSC funding is taking the existing tried and tested  ‘Bump to Babe’ model one step further by providing training and paid work experience for the local volunteers – paving the way for family support careers.

Amount: £39,897
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Home-Start Southwark
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Sticking with Young People 21 Mar 2017

Many young people growing up in Bermondsey face ongoing challenges and obstacles that negatively impact their health, wellbeing and development. These stem from factors including poverty and worklessness amongst parents, lack of family stability and positive male role models, exposure to violence, abuse, alcohol and substance misuse – and stressful life circumstances.  In an environment of reducing local services for young people, the project will continue delivery of effective and innovative youth work to 1,000 vulnerable young people who access the Salmon Centre over a 2 year period. It will also develop a range of new interventions that respond to the changing needs of young people.

Business Readiness Programme for Migrant and Ethnic Businesses in Elephant & Castle 21 Mar 2017

Migrant and ethnic businesses are an integral part of the Elephant and Castle community; they provide goods at reasonable prices, services in specific languages, act as information centres and meeting points for the local population. Regeneration plans may lead to commercial displacement and further marginalisation of the local community.  The project will provide tailored ‘business readiness’ support  to the small migrant and ethnic businesses affected by the regeneration.  It will increase their ability to take advantage of discounted retail rents within the new shopping centre and/or successful relocation.  This project addresses a widespread challenge – in Southwark and beyond – and has the potential to be rolled out to other areas.

Amount: £30,018
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: Latin Elephant
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Young Marketeers 21 Mar 2017

The successful Young Marketeers programme has been running since 2013. Over this period it has reached over 10,000 children in north Southwark and Bermondsey, with £3,018 raised for FareShare (enabling them to produce 12,072 meals for vulnerable families).  Working through schools to grow and cook food for sale, the programme addresses several important local issues – it brings the local community into Borough Market, and works towards reduction of health inequalities and childhood obesity by increasing knowledge of healthy eating and cooking.  It also helps to reduce food poverty and waste, and builds trading and entrepreneurial skills for young people.  School Food Matters will build on its success to run 5 new sales – one of which will focus on celebrating diversity across north Southwark’s diverse population.

Scandi Art Trail 03 May 2017

Scandinavian art, music and cultural exhibitions to showcase Rotherhithe’s Scandinavian heritage in Albion Street, SE16.

The Big Fun Day 03 May 2017

Community event to build networks and connections between residents of the Rennie housing estate in South Bermondsey.

The Great Get Together 2017 03 May 2017

Large street party in Union Street, Flat Iron Square and Redcross Way, SE1, to promote tolerance and co-operation on the anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP. The event came shortly after the Borough Market terrorist attack and was attended by around 3,500 north Southwark residents.

Social Clubs in Southwark 12 May 2017

Continuation of South London Cares’ social clubs in Elephant & Castle, Walworth and Bermondsey helping to connect 180 older neighbours and younger volunteers.

Amount: £4,735
Funder: United St Saviour's Charity
Recipient: South London Cares
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro