Our core team formed in response to a request for support from NHS staff within the Critical Care Units who were working extremely long hours with limited access to food and provisions as supermarkets were base and hospital canteens and food outlets were closed.

Kinetika Bloco

The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a “unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge” (BBC Radio2).

We draw our influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, Africa and New Orleans

The Furzedown Project

The Furzedown Project is an activity centre for older people located in the community of Furzedown, in the borough of Wandsworth.

Our mission is to prevent social isolation among older people and help to improve the health, well-being and independence of our members.

Call: 020 8677 4283

91-93 Moyser Road
Streatham, SW16 6SJ

I started cooking for my neighbour, Helen, in November 2016.  I didn't know Helen particularly well; we would chat occasionally when I passed her on the street or she was in her front garden.

One day she mentioned she was losing weight and her doctor had told her she needed to eat more, but she didn't feel like cooking just for herself most evenings. So I offered to help.

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / mobile: 07776 211 413

Stretham Common Garden

Our community gardening sessions are an excellent way to learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, at the same time as enjoying the fresh air. The main garden is managed communally so everyone helps to care for the whole garden.

We have different areas for different kinds of plants including rotation beds for annual vegetable, a heritage fruit garden, edible hedge plants and a herb garden is in development.

Stretham Common Garden

Our community gardening sessions are an excellent way to learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, at the same time as enjoying the fresh air. The main garden is managed communally so everyone helps to care for the whole garden.

We have different areas for different kinds of plants including rotation beds for annual vegetable, a heritage fruit garden, edible hedge plants and a herb garden is in development.

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This Privacy Policy describes our current policy and practices with regard to Personal Data collected from you by Thrale Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We take privacy very seriously and always manage your data responsibly.

This policy sets out why and how we collect Personal Data from you and how this is processed.

The term “Personal Data” describes identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, telephone number, email address or mailing address.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity and the organisation ‘Housing for Women’, who manage our almshouses on a day to day basis, are identified as data processors (of any data held relating to Thrale almshouse residents).

In relation to almshouse accommodation this policy should be read alongside the Privacy Policy of Housing for Women which is also displayed on this website.
Thrale charity number is: 225709

Company No. is: 7960096

PLEASE NOTE: By submitting data to us you give your consent that all personal data that you submit may be processed by us in the manner and for the purposes described in the following privacy policy.

The data referred to in this policy includes:

Information we may collect from you. Thrale may collect, store and process the following data about you:
Information you give to us
You may give us information about you by filling in forms downloaded from our website or forms we may send to you relating to our RIN small grants programme or our almshouse accommodation. You may fill in forms sent to you by ‘Housing for Women’ (our almshouse managing agents) on our behalf or by corresponding with us or ‘Housing for Women’ by phone, e-mail or otherwise.
The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number (or in the case of organisations such details relating to individual members of their staff).
Information we collect about you
This includes additional information we may request from you when you are a current grantee of the RIN programme or are a resident of one of our almshouses.
We may occasionally collect information from your organisation’s public Website/Facebook page/Twitter in connection with our RIN small grants programme- e.g to promote the organisations and groups we are funding, or to inform you or invite you to take part in an event.

Please note we do not use cookies on our website

The purpose for collecting, storing and processing Personal Data held about you may include the following:
to help meet our charitable aims to provide almshouse accommodation and to provide relief in need (RIN)
to help us properly manage the almshouse accommodation including processing eligibility information, collection of payments, application of policies and procedures, health and safety processes and so on

to help us provide support to almshouse residents who may need it
to provide and monitor our RIN grants to organisations or groups that apply to our small grants programme
to notify you about changes to our charity or RIN or to the management of the almshouses
to ensure we represent you or your group ethically, legally and well on our website

We will Only use ever your personal information for one or more of the above reasons
Where we store your personal data
Any personal data that we collect from you is stored in a password protected folder or locked filing cabinet.
Also see ‘Housing for Women’s’ Privacy Policy regarding storage of information they may collect

Disclosure of your information
We will only ever share your data (other than with our housing managers), if we are under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply terms and conditions of almshouse accommodation or a grant ; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity.
Your rights

The new Data Act 2018 gives you the right to access information held about you. Upon receipt of your written request (assuming it contains enough information to allow us to identify your Personal Data) then we will disclose to you the Data we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or anonymise any Personal Data that is inaccurate. Any such request will be dealt with by Thrale without charge and within a period of 30 days.

Personal Data held by Housing for Women on our behalf, in order to manage the almshouse accommodation, will be processed by them within 30 days of their receipt of the request. (see Housing for Women Privacy Policy)

Please note that any requests to anonymise Personal Data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations.
You can refuse permission for Thrale (or Housing for Women) to collect, store or use your data at any time by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Of course, this may have implications for receiving a grant or an offer of a home, depending on the data concerned.

You also have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we ever intend to use your data for such purposes.

Access to information and corrections
In line with the new regulations, we would like to make you aware that you can contact us at any time to let us know what changes you would like us to make to your data. RIN Grantees or Almshouse residents can update their personal data at any time to ensure it is accurate, adequate and limited to what is necessary. This can be done by contacting us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (for Almshouse residents please contact your housing manager at Housing for Women)
Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on our website at and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of partner networks, our housing managers, RIN grantee groups or other affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Data to these websites.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to the Chairperson or Data Protection Officer, Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity at Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by post to:

Data Protection Officer, Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity
c/o Housing for Women, Sixth Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Rd. London SW9 9SP


2018 Awarded Grants




Thrale RIN Small Grants programme has funded 18 local projects in 2018:

1. St Mathews Project. Funding was awarded towards costs of football and other activities for young people on estates in Tulse Hill and Brixton. This year Thrale’s money will help them to target over 16’s, who may be vulnerable to gangs or other anti-social behaviour activities, with sessions specifically aimed at this age group.

2. South London Drop-In Centre for refugees and asylum seekers is based in Streatham. Thrale has provided funding to support the ongoing costs of a drop-in facility which is open 3 times per week. The drop in provides advice, training, play, crèche, homework club, volunteering opportunities and more.

3. Basaira Centre for elderly people need funds to help them maintain their lunch club offering to older people in the south of Streatham. This year they aim to increase the number of people who can take part.

4. St Thomas Church Community Garden, Balham. Funds were given to help expand facilities at the garden for use by local people and those with mental health issues; using local volunteers.

5. Outings for Older South Londoners provide outings, hobbies and talks for older people in South London. Funding was given to help with costs of transport and to help increase numbers who can take part

6. Faiths Together in Lambeth – the member groups provide various services to beneficiaries from RIN fund target areas. Thrale funding will pay towards mental health training for volunteers and workers from across their faith groups.

7. Spires Rough Sleepers project provides day centre care, food, advice, clothing, showers, counselling and learning opportunities for around 600 rough sleepers each year. Thrale funding will help maintain this Streatham based project that attracts clients from across Lambeth

8. Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT) is developing a leadership project with young members that includes training, visits and helping organise and deliver a good neighbours event. Thrale funding will support them in promoting Intergenerational work and help prevent loneliness.

9. Clapham Park TLC Project works in the Clapham area to befriend lonely and vulnerable older people in the local community offering friendship, activities and outings. Thrale funding will go towards project running costs and volunteer expenses.

10. Stockwell Good Neighbours Project. Thrale has awarded funding to support provision of weekly activities, outings and friendship for older Brixton residents.

11. Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) Thrale funding will help DASL to promote and support clients from across Lambeth to take part in sports activities aimed at increasing health and well-being.

12. The Nehemiah Project is based in Streatham and delivers a well-regarded intensive recovery and resettlement project for men with addictions. Thrale’s grant will support one man through the critical first stage of the programme.

13. Streatham Common Community Garden were awarded modest funding to buy new equipment to help expand their community garden that provides volunteering opportunities and support and training for other charities and individuals.

14. Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses were also awarded modest funding to support their work in promoting community arts projects using the garden facilities.

15. Home Cooks project is a new venture operating in the Streatham area. Volunteers are engaged who are willing to cook meals for older people living near them. Thrale’s funding will help pay for vital DBS checks and food hygiene training for volunteers.

16. 4All Youth Project is based in the Dulwich area. Funding has been awarded to help set up and to run much needed girls only youthwork sessions.

17. Lambeth Mencap works with beneficiaries from across the Thrale RIN area. Funding will support a Sunday lunch outings group to help promote friendship, skills and independence.

18. The Advocacy Academy attracts young adult beneficiaries from across Lambeth in its aim to develop young leaders from disadvantaged communities. Fellows are given training and opportunities to develop skills then speak out on issues that are important to them. Thrale will help fund three young adults to take part in the programme.

Geographically this Thrale funding will cascade across Streatham, Brixton, Balham, Tulse Hill, Clapham, and West Norwood.
We estimate that the funding will directly reach close to 1500 people and also impact indirectly on around 2000 more

By funding local causes and charities Thrale aims to help maintain strong, resilient, compassionate communities in our target areas – thereby helping create good places to live and grow older in.

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2019-20 Awarded Grants




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

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2020 Awarded Grants




We had a very big response this year and unfortunately could not fund all groups who applied.

Trustees had a difficult job to prioritise and make awards. We want to warmly thank everyone who applied and wish all groups our best wishes in their future efforts in our local communities.

We are delighted to announce that the following 22 groups will each receive Thrale funding of between £500 and £3000.

We look forward to showcasing more about their work on this website as the year progresses

The Spires Centre - Streatham
Stockwell Good Neighbours Group - Brixton
Tulse Hill Residents Association (THETRA)
Home Start - Balham
Faiths Together in Lambeth
Balham and Tooting Community Association ( BATCA)
South London Refugee Association (SLRA) - Streatham
KineticaBlocoTulse Hill Project
Trinity Café Homeless drop - in - Wandsworth and Lambeth
Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT)
Hope for Wellbeing - Tooting
Clapham Park TLC project - Brixton
Caras Refugee project -Tooting
The Nehemiah Project - Streatham
The Wiser Collective -Balham
Healthy Living Platform -Tulse Hill
Work and Play Scrapstore - Tooting
Little Village - Balham, Tooting, Streatham)
Emmaus - West Norwood
Share Community - Tooting

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