We are pleased to present the groups who have been funded under our Relief in Need (RIN) small grants programme for 2019.
This year saw the highest number of applicants ever, and we are delighted to say included more groups from the Wandsworth areas covered by the terms of the grant – SW12 and SW17 – as well as many who are working in Lambeth.
The valuable services offered by these organisations and projectswill reach out to girls; refugees and asylum seekers; faith based volunteers; mental health sufferers; rough sleepers; young mums and babies; toddlers; older people; LBGT adults, young adults; youth and many more.
We have tried to spread our resources as widely as possible this year mindful that many small community groups are struggling to find funding. We know from feedback that small amounts of local funding can make a big difference to the quality and variety of what can be offered.These are importantorganisations that supply opportunities, activities, belonging and support to disadvantaged groups– social glue that helps to bond and enrich our local communities.
At Thrale we are proud of the rich variety of local groups we have and will continue to work with to help build and maintain strong resilient communities.
Groups Funded in 2019:
The Advocacy Academy - civic participation training for young adults from South London
St Mathews - girls football training, tournaments and coaching certificate opportunities across South London
Little Village - baby equipment, toys and clothes bank in Balham
Thinking Works - winter warm services for older people in Tooting area and beyond
KineticaBloco – music and dance activities for young people in Tulse Hill area
4All – girls empowerment group in West Dulwich
CEF Lyncx – summer project in Brixton for young adults with disabilities
World Heartbeat Music Academy – pop-up music projects in Tooting area for all ages
Work and Play Scrapstore - coffee and crafts sessions for older residents in Tooting area, tackling loneliness
Valley Road Patient participation Group – exercise sessions for older isolated adults
Streatham Youth and Community Trust – intergenerational work with teenagers and older people
Incredible Edible Lambeth – seed growing and planting activities in Tulse Hill area
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses – storytelling sessions for older local people and pre-school children
Clapham Park Project – befriending project for older residents
Faiths Together in Lambeth – mental health first aid training for volunteers and staff across Lambeth
The Spires Centre – rough sleepers project in Streatham offering food, clothing, showers, counselling, training and support
Outings for Older South Londoners – talks and outings to combat loneliness
Opening Doors – social activities for older LGBT+ people in South London
The Nehemiah project – personal development course for men moving on from addiction
Drop-In Centre for Refugees and Asylum seekers – activities, support, health and advice in Streatham
Norwood and Brixton Foodbank – offering money management sessions to clients in West Norwood
Carras refugee project in Wandsworth - women’s exercise and fitness sessions